Clinton's Ditch One of Three National Historic Landmarks in New York

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On January 11, 2017 the National Historic Society named the Erie Canal as a  National Historical Landmark.

This waterway is approximately 363 miles long and 36 locks to get one from Albany at the Hudson River to Buffalo at Lake Erie.

The canal was first proposed in the 1780's; again in 1807 and executed in 1808 with construction beginning in 1817 and opened in October of 1825.

The major reason was to move goods from New York City to the west and back and cut the cost of transporting goods almost 95%.

At the time the then Govenor of New York was DeWitt Clinton thus the name Clintons Ditch or Folly.

The water way runs through a number of towns in our area and promotes paths, boatin and festivals.

A portion runs through Rochester, New York and now gives us three also including The George Eastman House and the Susan B. Anthony House.

If you would like to read more of this waterway go to:

Erie Canal - Wikipedia

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Comments (17)

Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Learned a bit about this canal from your post, Raymond.
Thanks for sharing.

Jan 22, 2017 11:52 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Raymond.  Hmm, never heard of this one before.  Just another reason why I come to dance in the Rain each day.

Jan 23, 2017 01:35 AM
Raymond E. Camp

James Dray It also was one of the first government backed projects.

Jan 23, 2017 04:19 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Raymond.  I've been fortunate enough to have visited this canal.  

Jan 23, 2017 05:47 AM
Raymond E. Camp

Gabe Sanders When I was a teenager two of us took a canoe the whole length.

Jan 23, 2017 05:49 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Good morning Raymond E. Camp 

Very interesting history...I wasn't sure where the post would lead with the title (Clinton's Ditch). 

Have a wonderful week!

Jan 23, 2017 05:48 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Good evening Raymond E. Camp - since January 11 is my birthday, I now have something in common with the Erie Canal! And yes, what a fabulous and historic area of the country to visit.

Jan 23, 2017 06:53 PM
Raymond E. Camp

Thanks Joanna Cohlan 

Jan 24, 2017 05:09 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Ok this is pretty funny....

I read the title and I thought it was going to be about the Clintons (Bill and Hillary) ditching a national historic landmark.....

as in closing it or something. relieved that it's actually not the case. LOL

Jan 24, 2017 07:06 AM
Raymond E. Camp

I try not to comment on a job category lower than a uesed car salesperson! Sharon Tara 

Jan 24, 2017 07:15 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Raymond - I love the story of the canal and Dewitt Clinton.  Looks like you are about to be an Active Rain Millionnaire!

Jan 24, 2017 01:11 PM
Raymond E. Camp

Grant Schneider I always loved the history of the canal except for it being the beginning of government using tax dollars to build things! Almost there!

Jan 24, 2017 03:58 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That's interesting.  I remember learning about this in school.  I'm surprised it wasn't already a national landmark.

Jan 24, 2017 11:21 PM
Raymond E. Camp

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 Bring back those days!

Jan 25, 2017 05:13 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Congratulations on 1 million points Raymond E. Camp 

Jan 29, 2017 07:36 AM
Raymond E. Camp

Thanks Scott Godzyk 

Jan 30, 2017 04:03 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Raymond you need to start selling a service to AR bloggers.... "catchy titles to your blog post by Raymond" people will pay money, clearly it got me to stop in, read and laugh:))Endre

Jan 29, 2017 09:08 AM
Raymond E. Camp

Glad you had a chance to have a chuckle Endre Barath, Jr. 

Jan 30, 2017 04:03 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hi Ray, Funny I would have thought it was already a historic landmark. Glad to know it really is.

Jan 29, 2017 06:04 PM
Raymond E. Camp

Debbie Reynolds It had not been; and the State needs money so a way to try and get Federal dollars!

Jan 30, 2017 04:01 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA


congratulations on reaching 1 million in the Rain! 

Have a great 2017! 

Jan 30, 2017 12:07 AM
Raymond E. Camp

Thank you Inna Ivchenko Hope you have an outstanding year as well

Jan 30, 2017 03:59 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Let's hope that the parks get respected in the near future. Love and light and all the best!

Jan 30, 2017 11:46 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Forgot to congratulate you! 1 million always feels awesome for everybody. Good luck!

Jan 30, 2017 11:47 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Ray... having been raised in NYC, I knew all about this canal, except that it had been named a historic landmark. And that's probably because I don't live in NY anymore.

Feb 05, 2017 06:06 AM
Raymond E. Camp

Might be Nina Hollander 

Feb 05, 2017 06:13 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Raymond- you know I've heard of the Erie Canal from school but didn't remember much about it. Thank you for the history lesson. 

Feb 06, 2017 06:01 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Good Morning Raymond E. Camp , stopping by to wish you a good Monday

Mar 20, 2017 06:45 AM