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Erie Canal

NY

Infrastructure
Governor

DeWitt Clinton

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DeWitt Clinton shepharded the completion of the Erie Canal at a cost of $7 million $, the canal was 363 miles length including 565 miles of changing elevation.  - lowered the cost of shipping made trade easier.  It was the first from east to west transportation route in the country allowing the agricultural products of  reducing cost of transport by 90%... enabling agriculture products to reach the sea making New York a major commercial port. 

1825 - Oct-26 Known as the 'Wedding of the Waters' the opening attracted the luminaries of the day.  Governor Clinton rode the Seneca Chief from Buffalo and poured a pitcher of Niagara Water into the Hudson River. 

DeWitt Clinton shepharded the completion of the Erie Canal at a cost of $7 million $, the canal was 363 miles length including 565 miles of changing elevation.  - lowered the cost of shipping made trade easier.  It was the first from east to west transportation route in the country allowing the agricultural products of  reducing cost of transport by 90%... enabling agriculture products to reach the sea making New York a major commercial port. 

1825 - Oct-26 Known as the 'Wedding of the Waters' the opening attracted the luminaries of the day.  Governor Clinton rode the Seneca Chief from Buffalo and poured a pitcher of Niagara Water into the Hudson River. 

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1817 - NY State Legislature passed a bill funding the Erie Canal

1817 - NY State Legislature passed a bill funding the Erie Canal

1817 - NY State Legislature passed a bill funding the Erie Canal

1862 - The New York Times includes its first restaurant review of Delmonico's.

Tours

Great Crashes of Wall Street

south ferry, New York City, NY, US 10004

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