Erie Canal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Erie Canal an artificial waterway connecting the Hudson river at Albany with Lake Erie at Buffalo; built in the 19th century; now part of the New York State Barge Canal
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Usage

In literature:

The immense commerce of the Erie Canal, with all its sources and tributaries, is practically transacted by New York City.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865" by Various
Some derangement takes place in the Erie Canal: a lock fails, an aqueduct gives way, or a bank caves in.
"Thoughts on Missions" by Sheldon Dibble
Soon they came in view of the famous Erie Canal, hard by the road.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
The Erie Canal has helped make New York City the greatest city in our country.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
And that domestic poison, via New Orleans; and on the next page, that large consignment, via Erie Canal?
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
Erie Canal, 212, 228.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
Six years later the Erie Canal was opened to Lake Erie.
"The Mentor: The War of 1812" by Albert Bushnell Hart
The Welland Canal, about 25 M. west of Buffalo, connects Lake Erie with the St. Lawrence River.
"The Greatest Highway in the World" by Anonymous
New York and Erie Canal opened.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
THE canal came from Lake Erie, two hundred miles to the northward, and joined the Ohio River twenty miles south of the Boy's Town.
"A Boy's Town" by W. D. Howells
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In poetry:

On the Erie Canal, it was,
All on a summer's day,
I sailed forth with my parents
Far away to Albany.
"The Aged Pilot Man" by Mark Twain

In news:

No public undertaking in Cleveland provokes the same righteous enthusiasm as the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
Participants will get a taste of the history while getting some exercise in an upcoming race along the pathway of the Erie Canal.
What better way to showcase the scenery along the Mohawk River and Erie Barge Canal than running and biking through about 20 miles of it.
This image will be painted on the outside of the city utility office in St Marys, which sits along the Miami and Erie Canal in downtown St Marys.
Erie Canal near Rochester/Eric Meier.
The Erie Canal played a significant role in transforming New York into the Empire State.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Department is investigating a car that was found in the Erie Canal on Sweden Walker Road under the canal bridge in Sweden Thursday morning.
Embrace Erie Canal 's potential to attract tourists.
According to Ogden Police, a man was canoeing on the Erie Canal Thursday afternoon when his canoe capsized.
The bus will depart from the North Syracuse Community Center at 9:10 am, and the group will be at the Erie Canal Park from approximately 10 am to 12:30 p.m.
Dewitt section of Erie Canal shut down as collapse causes water breach.
Crews are working today at a section of the Erie Canal in Dewitt to repair a collapse that occured after a sudden rush of water on Friday.
The opening of the Erie Canal east toward Waterford and the rest of the Canal system will be delayed for some time.
Utica's Children's Museum Opens Exhibit on Erie Canal.
Erie Canal near Rochester/Eric Meier.
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