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Genesee Valley Canal

Over the years many articles, monographs and voluminous guidebooks trace the history of the Genesee Valley Canal, which, after a long period of struggle, was finally completed to the Allegheny River in 1862-only to last until 1878. A more in-depth article entitled "Remembering the Genesee Valley Canal" is on our website and tells the trials and tribulations of the short-lived canal. Here are a few pictures which are all we presently have of some of the remains after the railroad took over the right-of-way and then it, too, disappeared from the scene. The first 4 were taken by and shared by Gertrude Hall, Caneadea Town Historian in 2005.

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1 from Gert Hall Caneadea Lock Genesee Valley Canal

#1 "Here's the canal pics I told you about: abutment is on the towpath and left from RR"...Gert Hall

2 from Gert Hall Caneadea Lock Genesee Valley Canal

#2 Large blocks must be Canal as they are the same as the locks are made from....Gert Hall

3 from Gert Hall Caneadea Lock Genesee Valley Canal

#3 that were washed out.

4 from Gert Hall Caneadea Lock Genesee Valley Canal

#4 of pilings that held it up....Gert Hall

ACHS Progr 9 17 13

Although this program was presented in Fall of 2013, the presenters did a great job of showing a photographic history of the canal. They are available to present the program and h...(more)

Loading Stone

Loading stone on the Genesee Valley Canal. Photo contributed by Richard Palmer.

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