New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_A7325
Map of Mohawk Valley from Schenectady to the Hudson River, Showing railroads, Barge Canal, old Erie Canal, Crescent and Vischer Ferry dams, and cities. Prepared by the State Department of Public Works, 1912.
What does this map show?
Waterford is located at the junction of what two rivers?
What canal system would you go into if you traveled north from Albany on the Hudson River to Waterford?
Can a boat connect between the Champlain Canal and the Erie Canal?
How were all the workers who constructed the canal paid for their hard work? Research the life of a canal construction worker. What were some health concerns that developed while the canal was being built?
Science: How do dams control the water level on the canals?
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Hurst, Carol Otis. Through the Lock. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. ISBN: 0618030360.
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