|1825 | Celebration
In 1825 the Erie Canal was finished and New Yorkers were proud. They planned a big celebration to mark the event.
|1830s | The Erie Canal At Work
By the 1830s the Erie Canal was up and running. The Canal helped some but caused problems for others.
|1918 | The Barge Canal
In 1903 New Yorkers voted to enlarge the Erie Canal. The result was the Barge Canal, completed in 1918.