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Erie Canal

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The Erie Canal

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The Erie Canal

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Erie Canal

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Erie Canal: History of the 300+ Mile Canal Opened in 1825

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ERIE CANAL SONG

The Erie Canal is a canal in New York, United States that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System. Originally, it ran 363 miles (584 km) from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie. It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world and greatly affected the development and economy of New York, New York City, and the United States.
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  • Background 

  • Proposals and logistics 

  • Construction 

  • Route 

  • Enlargements and improvements 

  • Competition 

  • Impact 

  • 20th century 

  • 21st century 

  • Old Erie Canal 

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