Old News – Editorials

The Erie Canal is opening for the season. It has been expanded and the new name is the Barge Canal but most everyone still referred to as the Erie. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, April 21, 1915 EDITORIAL COMMENT The “Raging Erie,” according to the official announcement of Superintendent of Public Works Wotherspoon, will be in …

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Old News – Brockport Bridge

A long article about the lift bridge over the Erie Canal being built on Main Street in Brockport. Although the bridge has had some re-builds over the years, it basically looks the same as it was 100 years ago when it was finished. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, April 15, 1915 THE NEW MAIN STREET BRIDGE …

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NY Canals on National Register

Last month, the National Park Service announced that it has listed the New York State Barge Canal on the National Register of Historic Places. The Barge Canal was the widened and in some cases rerouted Erie Canal. The National designation covers the period of 1905 when the canal began being enlarged and 1963 when the …

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Old News – Opening of the Panama Canal

More news from the past. This time about the opening of the Panama Canal from the same day. THE POST-EXPRESS Rochester, NY Saturday, August 15, 1914 OPENING OF CANAL; ZONE CELEBRATES Steamship Ancon Making Passage of Isthmian Waterway To-day. DECKS CROWDED WITH DISTINGUISHED GUESTS Band Plays “Star Spangled Banner”—Crowds Line Banks. Panama, Aug. 15,–The United …

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