Erie Canal Contract No.19

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Erie Canal Contract No.19


The Erie Canal was always a work in progress. These photos show work done along the western portion of the Erie Canal starting in 1910, from Sulphur Springs to Tonawanda. This "Contract 19" was awarded to the Great Lakes Construction Co., cost $825,083, and was for the "canal prism" (the integrity of the shape of the canal, wide at the top and narrower toward the bottom). Source

From the American Canal Society:
Contract 19 – The Niagara, Buffalo, Lawton, and Teddy Great Lakes Construction was the contractor for contract 19, and they had four dredges at work; one hydraulic, one dipper and two clam shells. [Also features photos of some of the machinery in action].