Wednesday, July 27, 2016

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Middleport and Wildcat Creek

Here's a photo of part of the canal wall in Middleport where Wildcat Creek runs under the canal. It is labeled in the NYS Archives as the Middleport Waste Weir. In the 19th century, this creek provided power for 16 manufacturing businesses along its banks. When the Erie Canal was going through its enlargement 1908-1918, this fine, stone culvert was constructed to channel the flow of water to the north side of the canal.