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Erie Canal

Fort Hunter, New York
County of Montgomery.
In and near Ft. Hunter
National Register Number: 66000530
Resource type: District.
Property type: Transportation - water -related. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2004.
Congressional District: NY-21 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: 3.5 miles are in Scholarie Crossing State Historic Site. The canal is open May-November..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
In the early 19th century, this waterway opened the Old Northwest to settlement and gave Western agriculture access to Eastern markets. A remarkable engineering feat for the period, it helped to make New York City one of the most important trade centers in the world.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation received a 2004 federal Save America's Treasures matching grant in the amount of $ 365,000 to repair the Schoharie Creek aqueduct, one of the canal’s most significant engineering marvels. Funds will be used to stabilize the remaining six arches of the aqueduct.


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