Engraving, plan of the first aqueduct carrying the Erie Canal over the Genesee River at Rochester, NY
A depiction of the first Genesee Aqueduct, drawn before its completion in 1823. The view is from the northwest bank of the river, looking southeast. This rendering only shows seven of the aqueduct’s eleven arches, and it does not depict the iron railing that was eventually installed on the north side of the towpath. A canal boat is being drawn along the aqueduct by a mule team, followed by another boat approaching the sharp curve at the aqueduct’s east end. There are buildings and horse-drawn vehicles in the distance.
Credit: By Everard Peck. Courtesy of the Rochester Public Library Local History & Genealogy Division.
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