Event Summary

Governor DeWitt Clinton and New York legislature authorize the digging of the Erie Canal

Date

1817

Description

Governor DeWitt Clinton and New York legislature authorize the digging of the Erie Canal, linking NYC to Great Lakes; digging commences July 4th; canal completed in 1825

Timeline 1

Early Maritime New York, 1524-1860

Timeline 2


Early Maritime New York, 1524-1860

Record ID

509