State: New York
Lat/Long: 43.1000, -76.4167
When completed in 1825, the Erie Canal ran between Buffalo and Albany, New York, creating a navigable water route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes.
Ronald E. Shaw, Erie Water West: A History of the Erie Canal, 1792-1854 (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1990), 3-418; David M. Ellis, "Erie Canal," Dictionary of American History rev. ed. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976), 2:459-60.