Additional feeder canals soon extended the Erie Canal into a system. These included the Cayuga-Seneca Canal south to the Finger Lakes, the Oswego Canal from Three Rivers north to Lake Ontario at Oswego, and the Champlain Canal from Troy north to Lake Champlain.How much did it cost to build the Erie Canal?
The Erie Canal was thus completed in eight years at a cost of $7,143,000 (equivalent to $109,000,000 in 2017). It was acclaimed as an engineering marvel that united the country and helped New York City become a financial capital.What is the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor?
In 2000, the United States Congress designated the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to recognize the national significance of the canal system as the most successful and influential human-built waterway and one of the most important works of civil engineering and construction in North America.Where is the abandoned aqueduct on the Erie Canal?
Derelict aqueduct over Nine Mile Creek north of Camillus, New York, built in 1841 and abandoned c. 1918; one of 32 navigable aqueducts on the Erie Canal, it has since been restored.