Friday, June 09, 2006

Erie Canal - To Rome, NY – 6/9/06

Rome, NY was another 2 locks and 28 miles up stream. Rome has a great deal of historical significance. In 1758 a Fort Stanwick was built and played important roles for what would become USA. Also in 1817 the Erie Canal was started near by and would play a great role in the development of commerce throughout the Great Lakes and North East U.S. At this juncture on the Erie Canal we traversed 20 locks and have risen 420 feet.