An artificial waterway extending about 580 km (360 mi) across central New York from Albany to Buffalo. Constructed from 1817 to 1825 and enlarged numerous times after 1835, it is now part of the New York State Canal System.
Canal connecting the Hudson River with the Niagara River as part of the New York State Canal System: c. 340 mi (547 km) long: the original canal, parts of which coincide with the present-day canal, was completed in 1825
The 363 mile-long canal from Lake Erie to the Hudson River.
Erie-canal Sentence Examples
The opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 contributed greatly to Troy's commercial importance.
One of the first great public improvements made within the state was the connexion of these waterways by two canals - the Ohio & Erie Canal from Cleveland to Portsmouth, and the Miami & Erie Canal from Toledo to Cincinnati.
Before the completion of the Miami & Erie Canal to Toledo, the building of railways was begun in this region, and in 1836 a railway was completed from that city to Adrian, Michigan.
A small company of Connecticut people under Moses Cleaveland founded Cleveland in 17 9 6 and Youngstown was begun a few years later, but that portion of the state made very slow progress until after the opening of the Ohio & Erie Canal in 1832.