|What goes up must come down, over and over again! Boats pass through with the changing water level. Certainly the most major transition for the Erie Canal was from the historic towpath canal to the modern barge canal.|
Here we are with another Thematic Photographic (theme selected by Titanium, from Element 22 blog) and her fascinating choice for this week's theme is....... "transitions" this is going to be incredible I know!
Already my first choices have been used! So, not wanting to post the same photos again.....Oh no! I was stumped....but only for a short while. If you feel the urge to participate as well go here
|Behind the building pictured is another smaller building that houses a small canal museum.|
The Erie Canal
The rising and lowering – moving the water – to boat, sail or barge from one point to another.
The Erie Canal is famous in a song as well as a story. It was proposed in 1808 and completed in 1825 and the canal links the waters of Lake Erie in the west to the Hudson River in the east. It was called the Eight Wonder of the World ......for being an engineering marvel after completion.
In the early days it was called “Clinton’s Big Ditch” after (Governor Dewitt Clinton) before all the kinks were worked out.
If you’ve never heard “The Erie Canal” song before here’s a link to Suzanne Vega’s version (among so many other artists) and check out the daisies on the video!