Erie and Champlain Canals
Image of Lock 1 on the Champlain Canal in 2017.
Image of the opening of the barge canal at Waterford's Lock 2 in 1917.
Photograph of 3 horses pulling 2 canal boats along a towpath in Crescent.
Aerial photograph of lock 21 at Rexford
Photograph of men sitting on the front porch of the canal store at lock 19 in Vischer Ferry, NY.
Photograph of the aqueduct at Rexford, NY.
Photograph of the aqueduct at Crescent, NY.
Photograph of a boat going through lock 19 in Vischer Ferry, NY.
Photograph of men overlooking the dry dock at Clute's.
Photograph of the Michael Travis canal store at lock 22 in Rexford, NY.
Photograph of a Greek Revival house in Vischer Ferry, NY.
Color postcard of the aqueduct at Rexford
Photograph of canal boats pulled by mules having just crossed the Rexford (N. Y.) aqueduct.
Photograph of the hamlet of Crescent, NY.
Photograph of the Lower Mohawk (Crescent) Aqueduct, c. 1910
Photograph from the Howard Becker Collection of the Lower Mohawk (Crescent) Aqueduct
Map showing the changes in elevation on the Erie Canal.
People watching 2 boats go through Lock 22 in Rexford, c. 1910
Photograph of lock 22 in Rexford and the canal store, which is now the Schenectady Yacht Club
Photograph of barges going under the Rexford (NY) bridge
Photograph of the McClane Hotel in Rexford, NY.
Photograph of passengers on the deck of a canal boat going through lock 22 in Rexford, NY.
Photograph of a woman and a girl on the front step of the Crescent (NY) post office
Photograph of canal boat owned by Andrew Elliott, John Scherer's great-great-grandfather
Audio file of John Woodin (in 1975) describing how his grandfather, his father, and he spanned the life of the Erie Canal.
Audio file of John Woodin (1975) describing how his grandfather got paid by canal boatmen to fight their way through the locks.
John Woodin (1975) describing how his family was compensated for taking care of canal boat wheelhouses in the summer.
John Woodin (1975) describes how he would let boats through Lock 19.
Willard Van Vranken recounts to John Scherer how transients would mark the farm bridges along the canals to communicate where fellow itinerants could get a good meal.
Willard Van Vranken tells John Scherer what the canal boats carried and how the canallers would call, "Low bridge! Everybody down!"
Document from Justice of the Peace John Witbeck Van Vranken detailing an assault on the canal in October 1866.
Image of the bridge going over the Erie Canal at Clute's Dry Dock
Image from level of Crescent Aqueduct. A canal boat is visible on the right, approaching the curve.
Image of the sign at the trail head of the Champlain Canal path in Halfmoon
Image of the path along the Champlain Canal in Halfmoon, with the top of the stonework wall even with the path on the left
Image of the path along the Champlain Canal in Halfmoon, near the weir
Image of the stonework of the entrance to Clute's Dry Dock off the old canal
Image of informational sign at Clute's Dry Dock
Image of one side of the three-sided sign at Crescent Park in Halfmoon
Image of the entrance to the AC Stevens Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve
Image of the Whipple Bridge at the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve in Clifton Park
Image of the floating dock at Clute's Dry Dock on Riverview Road in Clifton Park
Image of Lock 1 of the Champlain Canal in Halfmoon
Image of the aqueduct at Crescent (N.Y.) with canal boats. Towpath is visible on left, pedestrian bridge on right.
Image of the Newton Brick Works in Crescent, NY, with the aqueduct visible in the background.
Image of a canal boat in the Newton Brickyard, Halfmoon, NY
Image of restored Lock 19 of Erie Canal in Clifton Park, NY, 2017.
Image of a lock on the old Champlain Canal, with a boat coming through the lock.
Postcard of the Rexford Aqueduct