Tag Archive: Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute

May 15

An Iconic Waterway

The Erie Canal introduced a new path to the west by connecting Albany to Buffalo. When the Erie Canal was built, it linked the Hudson River to Lake Erie, connecting Albany to Buffalo. That introduced a new path to the west and set the stage for increased trade.  Stewart: “Your other alternative was crossing over …

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