Lock 27 - Erie Canal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
N 43° 03.733 W 076° 59.726
18T E 337517 N 4769656
Quick Description: Lock 27 is located in Lyons, New York, along the historic "Erie Barge Canal".
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 6/14/2008 3:34:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM3ZY3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 25

Long Description:
Upstream elevation....398.5 ft. above sea level
Downstream elevation..386 ft. above sea level
Lift.....12.5 ft.

Construction began July 4, 1817, at Rome, New York. The first 15 miles section, from Rome to Utica, opened in 1819.
Work was completed on October 26, 1825. The event was marked by a statewide "Grand Celebration," culminating in successive cannon shots along the length of the canal and the Hudson, which took 90 minutes to travel from Buffalo to New York City. A flotilla of boats, led by Governor Dewitt Clinton aboard the Seneca Chief, sailed from Buffalo to New York City in ten days. Clinton then ceremonially poured Lake Erie water into New York Harbor to mark the "Wedding of the Waters."

We consider ourselves very lucky that the Erie Canal has been kept active for all these years. It has become a favorite tourist destination from Albany to Buffalo! There are many events held up and down the canal all year long, with many cities located along the cnal celebrating some form of "Canal Days" during the summer.

Waterway Name: The Erie Barge Canal

Connected Points:
The Erie Canal links Buffalo on the eastern shore of Lake Erie to Albany on the upper Hudson River.


Type: Lock

Date Opened: 10/26/1825

Elevation Difference (meters): 180.00

Site Status: Operational

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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