Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Champlain Canal at Comstock

The Champlain canal parallels Wood Creek in Washington County.  North of Comstock,  ancestors in the Mylott family farmed lands along Wood Creek and made a decent livelihood due to their proximity to the canal lanes.
maps of the old canal contrast with the photos of the present day canal and the locks at Comstock

Looking North

Entering the locks
Emptying the tub

Motorist heading back to Canada in the Champlain Canal

The locker tender's abode

Monday, April 9, 2012

Along the Champlain Canal in Northside, Waterford

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The old original Champlain Canal separated from the Erie Canal at Juncta in Cohoes, NY.  Erie barges heading west traveled through the multiple locks on the west side of the Mohawk to rise over the Cohoes Cataract.  Champlain bound barges heading north crossed the Mohawk River into the slim canal in Northside, Waterford.  

I have tried to highlight the separation of the two canals from Juncta.  
The Red line parallels the Champlain Canal; the Blue line follows the Erie Canal

Below, the plaque on the Cohoes-Waterford Bridge over the Mohawk River...

The Railroad Bridge over the Mohawk River...

A section of the old Champlain Canal in the village of Fort Ann

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Parts of the old Champlain Canal as well as the modern canal in Fort Ann, New York.

Garden Nearby
Stonework along the old Champlain Canal

Stone Canal

Another view of Nearby Garden