Erie Canal

Also known as: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
6 mi. W of Amsterdam on NY 5S, Fort Hunter, New York

Photos 

Erie Canal, Schoharie Creek Aqueduct

Photo from the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Description 

Part of the remaining fabric of a historic transportation system. Adjacent to remains of Empire Lock No. 20, part of DeWitt Clinton's Big Ditch of 1822. Its 8-foot lift replaced the original 4-foot lock. Improvements were made on Lock 29 in 1885. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER NY-17)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000530
Areas of significance
Commerce; Archeology - Non-Aboriginal; Engineering; Transportation; Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; D - Information Potential
Property type
District
Historic function
Water-related
Current function
Water-related
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1820; 1841
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 5
Contributing structures: 9
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 9

Sources