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Shippers rediscovering the canal

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After opening in 1825 the Erie Canal quickly became the country’s first superhighway, transporting people and goods, turning New York City into the country’s financial capital and bringing prosperity to communities, including Albany and Schenectady, all along its length. Those days are gone, and aren’t coming back. But there are signs of a mini-commercial boom on the canal system, which the state should both try to encourage and capitalize on. The biggest reason for the ...

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May 5, 2013
2:45 a.m.

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Yeah, dream on.
Most of the citizens of New York State are not on board with your fantasies.

Dirt roads were a good idea at one time as well.