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If you’ve seen Graves of Arthur Kill, you know my fascination with ruins.  There are so many canal ruins in central NYS stretching from Buffalo to Albany that I’m actually dividing this post into two.  When you see the batch of photos following this one, you’ll see why I split the two on this zone.

Below is the aqueduct at Schoharie Crossing, not far from where Schoharie Creek flows into the Mohawk River aka Erie Canal.   And besides ruins in this zones, there’s copious

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signage, which I greatly appreciate.

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Less than a quarter mile away, here’s walls of the original Canal.  Note the recesses where the lock doors would retract to when the chamber was open.

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And here’s signage.

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No more than three miles–by water–away, here’s an old lock with

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satisfying signage.

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“Putnam’s Grocery” is just out of the frame . . . to the left, and

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signage.

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This sign with a map puts the whole area together.

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More than 150 miles to the west, here’s more ruins of a double-chamber lock near Lyons.

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More Canal Zones 5 ruins in tomorrow’s post.

All of these photos were taken by Will Van Dorp.

 

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