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Images of the Erie Canal between Schenectady and Albany

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Images of the Erie Canal in Cohoes

Erie Canal and St. Agnes Church, Cohoes, N.Y. Panoramic view of the Erie Canal, Cohoes, N.Y.
"Erie Canal and St. Agnes Church, Cohoes, N.Y."
( M 14 -- Illustrated Post Card Co., N.Y.) --
Postcard (UNDB) ; postmarked Oct. 18, 1906.
"View of Erie Canal, Cohoes, N.Y." (7085 -- Northern News Co., Troy, N.Y.) -- Postcard (UNDB) ; not postmarked ; approximately 1906.
Erie Canal Looking South Showing Lock 13, Cohoes, N.Y. Scene on Erie Canal, Cohoes, N.Y.
"Erie Canal Looking South Showing Lock 13, Cohoes, N.Y." (La Marche Bros. ; Anglo-American P.C. Co., N.Y.C.) -- Postcard (UNDB) ; not postmarked ; 1906? "Scene on Erie Canal, Cohoes, N.Y." (22404, Souvenir Post Card Co., New York) -- Postcard ; postmarked Jul. 8, 1908.
Erie Canal Looking North Showing Lock 13, Cohoes, N.Y. Above and left: Note that all three of these are variations on the same view, with the two on the left (by the same publisher) giving different directions for the view. The monochrome version is the correct one -- the view is actually to the south (or the eastern end of the canal), since all the Cohoes locks locked down toward the Hudson River.
"Erie Canal Looking North, Showing Lock 13, Cohoes, N.Y. (Anglo-American P. C. Co., N.Y. ; Pub. by La Marche Bros.) -- Postcard (UNDB) ; not postmarked ; approximately 1907?  
 
Erie Canal Looking South Showing Lock 13, Cohoes, N.Y.
"Birds Eye View of Cohoes N.Y. in 1859, showing Cohoes Falls, Erie Canal & Harmony Mills" (U.S. 229 -- no publisher info.) -- Double postcard ; not postmarked ; 1915?.

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Images of the remains of Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 18, Cohoes, NY, 1969 -- from the Historic American Engineering Record, HAER NY-11, National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Enlarged between 1836 and 1841, the double lock was put into service on April 20, 1842. Built largely of "Amsterdam stone", the lock was in service until about 1916. According to the HAER report, dated 25 August 1969, "the portion of the lock owned by the City of Cohoes is being filled in because of alleged danger to children." The privately owned portion "will be preserved in its present state."
Remains of Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 18, Cohoes, N.Y. Remains of Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 18, Cohoes, N.Y. Remains of Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 18, Cohoes, N.Y.
The privately owned portion of Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 18, Cohoes, N.Y. The privately owned portion is in the foreground, the City of Cohoes owned portion is in the background.
Remains of Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 18, Cohoes, N.Y. Remains of Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 18, Cohoes, N.Y. Remains of Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 18, Cohoes, N.Y.
The privately owned portion of Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 18. The privately owned portion of Lock No. 18 is to the left, the City of Cohoes owned portion is to the right. The City of Cohoes portion of Lock No. 18 being filled in.

Images of the Erie Canal in the Waterford Area

Barge Canal Lock, Waterford, N.Y Lock No. 3 at Waterford, N.Y.
"Barge Canal Lock, Waterford, N.Y." (252.-520 -- "Made in Germany") -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approximately 1910. Showing the construction of
Lock No. 2 at Waterford.
"Barge Canal Contract No. 2-E" [Lock No. 3 at Waterford] -- from: Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1911 (Albany : Argus Co., printers, 1912) -- facing p. 42. [Also available at the New York State Archives.]
 
View of a typical Barge canal lock Left: "View of a Typical Barge Canal Lock ..." -- from: The New York State Barge Canal / J. A. Bensel, State Engineer and Surveyor ([Albany, N.Y. : Office of the State Engineer and Surveyor], 1912) -- p. 2.
This is Lock No. 2, at Waterford -- a flight of three locks of the older Enlarged Erie Canal can be seen to the right. (Another version of this image can be found in: Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1911 -- p. 12).
 
Site of Barge canal entrance into the Hudson before the beginning of construction Completed channel at the entrance into the Hudson River at Waterford, N.Y.
"Barge Canal, Contract No. 2-E: Site of Barge canal entrance into the Hudson river at Waterford before the beginning of construction" -- facing p. 66 "Barge Canal, Contract No. 2-E: Completed channel at the entrance into the Hudson river at Waterford" -- facing p. 68
Both from: Annual report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1912 (Albany : J.B. Lyon Co., printers, 1913)
 
The Barge Canal through Waterford, N.Y. Part of the Waterford flight of locks
"Barge Canal, Contract No. 2-E"
[The Barge Canal through Waterford, N.Y.]
-- facing p. 74
"Barge Canal, Contract No. 11"
[Part of the Waterford flight of locks]
-- facing p. 76
Both from: Annual report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1915 (Albany : J. B. Lyon Co, printers, 1916)
For another version of the image above right, see "Part of Waterford series of locks ... View of three locks of the series" -- From: History of the Barge Canal of New York State / by Noble E. Whitford (Albany : J. B. Lyon Co., 1922), facing p. 56.
 
Approach walls to a lock, Waterford, N.Y. Opening the first section, Waterford, N.Y.
"Approach walls to a lock" -- opposite p. 168. "From lakes to ocean, opening the first section"
[Barge Canal opening, May 15, 1915] -- frontispiece.
Both from: History of the Barge Canal of New York State / by Noble E. Whitford. (Albany : J.B. Lyon Co., printers, 1922)
 
Opening of the Barge Canal at Lock No. 2. Opening of the Barge Canal at Lock No. 2: Governor's Boat in Lock.
"Scene at the opening of the Barge Canal at Lock No. 2 -- May 15, 1915." "Opening of the Barge Canal at Waterford: Governor's Boat in Lock No. 2 - Empty (top) and Filled (bottom) -- May 15, 1915."
Both from: New York State Archives, Erie Canal. (http://iarchives.nysed.gov/Gallery/).
 
Lock No. 6 at Waterford State Barge Canal, showing Lock No. 3, Waterford
"Waterford, N.Y." [Lock No. 6, Barge Canal] -- Postcard (RPPC) ; not postmarked ; approximately 1915? "N.Y. State Barge Canal, showing Lock No. 3, Waterford, N.Y." (20 ; A-86181 -- Chas. W. Hughes, Mechanicville, N.Y. ; C.T. American Art) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approximately 1920?
Freighter Norfolk in Barge Canal Lock 2 Lock 2, Barge Canal, Cohoes, N.Y.
"[Freighter Norfolk in Erie Barge Canal Lock 2] -- Postcard (RPPC) ; not postmarked ; 1921? "Lock 2, Barge Canal, Cohoes, N.Y. [i.e. Waterford]" (Kodak Photo Post Card) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approximately 1950?

Images of the Erie Canal in West Troy/Watervliet and Troy

Entrance to the Erie Canal at Troy A View of the Erie Canal at West Troy
"Entrance to the Erie Canal at Troy" (from: The Water Ways of New York -- in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, vol. 48, no. 283, Dec. 1873, p. 10) "A View of the Erie Canal at West Troy" / Carlton T. Chapman (from Water-ways from the Ocean to the lakes / by Thomas Curtis Clarke -- in Scribners Magazine, Vol. XIX, no. 15, 1896, p. 109)
 
The Canal Office at West Troy A View of the Erie Canal at West Troy
"The Canal Office at West Troy" / Carlton T. Chapman (from: Water-ways from the Ocean to the lakes / by Thomas Curtis Clarke -- in Scribners Magazine, Vol. XIX, no. 15, 1896, p. 103). NOTE: when tolls were collected on the Erie Canal, this building was the easternmost weighlock building. "A View of the Erie Canal at West Troy showing the modern steel barges" / Carlton T. Chapman (from Water-ways from the Ocean to the lakes / by Thomas Curtis Clarke -- in Scribners Magazine, Vol. XIX, no. 15, 1896, p. 111)
 
Locks, Erie Canal, Watervliet, N.Y. Erie Canal Locks at 23rd St., Watervliet, N.Y.
"Locks, Erie Canal, Watervliet, N.Y." (Souvenir Post-Card Co., New York) -- Postcard ; postmarked Dec. 11, 1907. "Erie Canal Locks at 23rd St., Watervliet, N.Y."
(No. C 12623 -- H. M. Hulsapple, Watervliet, N.Y.) -- Postcard ; postmarked May 3, 1913.
 
Locks, Erie Canal, Watervliet, N.Y.  
"The Federal Locks, Troy, N.Y". (61559 -- Troy News Co., Troy, N.Y.) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approximately 1930?  

Images of the Erie Canal at Albany

Scene on Erie Canal, Cohoes, N.Y.  
"Entrance of the Canal into The Hudson at Albany, 1823" by James Eights (see also the Historical Images of the Erie Canal page for another version) -- from: Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1915 (Albany : J. B. Lyon Co, printers, 1916) -- facing p. 10  

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