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Officials hope to create canal system historic district

The barge Lockwood 1000 is pushed by the tugboat Margot along the Erie Canal in Canajoharie on Friday, the last day of the 2008 canal season.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The barge Lockwood 1000 is pushed by the tugboat Margot along the Erie Canal in Canajoharie on Friday, the last day of the 2008 canal season.
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Bits and pieces of New York state’s canal system have been identified, researched and listed on the state and national registers of historic places over the years. But the New York State Barge Canal, a 524-mile navigation channel that’s now 90 years old, does not share the same national recognition as the Erie Canal. This year, staff at the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, working with historians at other agencies, will begin efforts to create ...


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