Life on the Canal

March 17, 2018
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Salute to the Irish

Here’s a tip o’ the tam to all those who can trace their ancestry to the Irish labor force who built the Erie Canal. There were […]
August 12, 2017
On the Mohawk on a steamy summer evening.

Follow in History’s Wake

Submitted by Brian Yates, ECNHC The Mohawk River and Erie Canal has recently been designated a National Blue Water Trail.  To make the trail more accessible […]
February 22, 2017

Mules

Mules were a popular draft animal on the Erie Canal.  An offspring of a male donkey and a female horse are generally less stubborn and more […]