Susan Gateley 128 pages softcover
New York's unique and majestic canals stretch over 524 miles
from Albany to Buffalo and between the southern tier counties of
Tompkins and Schuyler to the Quebec border.
While much has been written on the nation building Erie Canal of the
nineteenth century, much less has covered the third iteration of the
waterway, the New York State Barge Canal. Deemed a historic corridor by
the Federal Parks system in 2000, the Empire State's canal system has
been in continuous operation since 1825, longer than any other man made
transportation system in North America.