New York State Archives, NYSA_B0727-85_05406
The north bank of the Lockport locks from Pine Street east and west, April 3, 1907.
What are the parts or features of the buildings in the photograph?
Describe their location.
What is the relationship between the locks and the businesses that were built alongside them?
Research the three industries that benefited from the surplus water and what impact they had on the New York State economy. Identify three bodies of water in New York State that supply power to businesses today.
Science: Describe how a tunnel was built underwater in the early 1900s. How long was the tunnel associated with the hydraulic company of Lockport? Is there any connection between the Lockport Hydraulic Company and the Holly Manufacturing Company? Which one was built first, and are they similar or different?
English Language Arts: Create a letter requesting the surplus water. Convince the government that you and your business should receive the water.
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Weingardt, Richard. Engineering Legends: Great American Civil Engineers. Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2005. ISBN: 0784408017.
Chatham Hill Press. Erie Canal Cut and Fold Game.