The Grand Erie Canal

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Erie Canal music by balladeer George Ward New York State maintains a bankwatch program in the western section of the Erie to this day

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Erie Canal tugboat

Erie Canal Tugboats

An Erie Canal tugboat on the canalized Mohawk River in the eastern section. Watch an Erie Canal Lock operate with commentary by chief lock operator Kevin Lynch. The Day Peckinpaugh motorship passes through Rochester in September of 2005. New York State governor Dewitt Clinton was the chief proponent of the Erie Canal