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Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
New York State constructed over 300 bridges to span the Erie Canal. Most were used for linking farms that were crossed by the Canal.Like today's...
$5 Fine For Driving On The Tow Path
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
Black River Canal, north of Rome, NY.The towpath was essentially a long unobstructed path between two points. It proved irresistible to horse and...
Bank Office Desk
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
Blue Wedding Dress Bodice And Skirt, With 19th Century Hair...
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
This garment was worn on January 12, 1886 as a wedding dress. Unlike the modern tradition of a white, one-occasion gown, a bride in the 1800s...
Brannock Foot Measuring Device
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
Syracuse inventor Charles Brannock was born into the shoe business. His father, Otis Brannock, cofounded the Park-Brannock Shoe Co. As a Syracuse...
Canal Line Boat "Frank B. Thomson"
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
The "Frank Buchanan Thomson" is a full-size waterline reconstruction of a Erie Canal line boat with crew quarters, cargo and passenger areas, housed...
Canalside Tavern Display At The Erie Canal Museum
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
Displays at the Erie Canal Museum include a reproduction of a mid-1800's Canalside tavern where travelers would stop for food, drink and gossip.At...
Caulking Chisel
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
Wide caulking chisels were used to pound caulking material between the planks of canal boats.
Chase Manhattan Bank Office
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
The Manhattan Company Bank, an office of which is depicted in a display in the Erie Canal Museum, played a major role in financing the construction...
Chief John Big Tree
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
One of the most famous residents of the Onondaga Territory was Chief John Big Tree (1862-1967). His profile was familiar to millions as the face on...
Display of a Weighmaster's Office
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
The Weighmaster was in charge of calculating the weight and toll for canal boats. The manager at the Weightlock Building in Syracuse was one of seven...
Model Of The Lois McClure, Sailing Canal Boat
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
This scale model depicts the schooner Lois McClure, a replica of a canal boat that was fitted with sails and masts.Unlike the standard canal boats...
Model Of The Weighlock Building In Syracuse, Ca 1850
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
In the Erie Canal days, a weighlock was a lock designed to weigh cargo-carrying boats for the purpose of charging tolls. The heavier the cargo, the...
On The Towpath
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
Young boys began their canal careers as mule drivers. Unlike this romanticized image, drivers were never allowed to ride the animals. Rather, they...
Packet Boat "good News" And Repair Scow
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
Packet boats like the "Good News" were used to carry passengers. They are distinctive in that they have a series of windows that extend the length of...
Parade Mask From The Ka-noo-no Karnival
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
The Mystique Krewe of Ka-noo-no was organized by the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, to give a Karnival each fall during State Fair week. The State...
Portrait Of Salmon P. Chase
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
The "Chase" in The Chase Manhattan Bank is in honor of Salmon P. Chase. As Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury, Chase saved the fragile U.S....
Program For The Ka-noo-no Karnival, 1912
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
An organization of business leaders naming themselves the "Mystique Krewe of Ka-Noo-No" created the Ka-Noo-No Karnival in 1905, which took place...
Sextant
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
This sextant, dating from around the time of the construction of the Erie Canal, was typical of ones used to survey the Canal.Sextants were used to...
Sextant, Mallet And Bottle From The Erie Canal
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
Among items associated with workers on the Erie Canal are a surveyor's sextant, caulking mallet and bottle.Caulking mallets were used to pound...
Syracuse Theatre Display
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
Syracuse of the nineteenth century had many theaters in the downtown area. This display in the Erie Canal Museum recreates the staging of the times.
The Terminal
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
American artist Edwin Lamson Henry created this lithograph of a terminal where the railroad met the Lehigh Canal, in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley.
To And From Albany And Buffalo, By The Erie Canal - Mileage...
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
Passengers traveling on the Erie Canal typically used packet boats. These fast boats carried only passengers, no cargo. Contrary to popular belief,...
Tug Boat Spot Light
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
This spot light was used on a canal boat around 1920.
Weightlock Building, 1878
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
The Syracuse Weighlock Building, which now houses the Erie Canal Building, was constructed in 1850 the Greek Revival style.Barges that plied the...
Wooden Shovel
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, New York
This wooden shovel with iron reinforcement dating from around 1840 was typical of shovels used to dig the Erie Canal.
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