Definition of Erie canal

1. Noun. An artificial waterway connecting the Hudson river at Albany with Lake Erie at Buffalo; built in the 19th century; now part of the New York State Barge Canal.

Generic synonyms: Canal
Group relationships: Empire State, New York, New York State, Ny, New York State Barge Canal

Definition of Erie canal

1. Proper noun. The 363 mile-long canal from Lake Erie to the Hudson River. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Erie Canal

Erica tetralix
Erica vagans
Erich Mendelsohn
Erich von Stroheim
Erichsen's sign
Erie Canal
Erigeron acer
Erigeron annuus
Erigeron aurantiacus
Erigeron canadensis
Erigeron divergens
Erigeron glaucous
Erigeron philadelphicus
Erigeron pulchellus
Erigeron speciosus
Erignathus barbatus
Erigonum fasciculatum

Literary usage of Erie canal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1907)
"Rept. on demand and supply of water for Rome level of erie canal. (AR canal comrs. 1870: 138- 156.) . Immediate placing of contract for construction of Fish ..."

2. Annual Report by New York (State) (1867)
"Those upon the erie canal are sections Nos. 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, ... Sections 10 and 11 of the erie canal were in charge of EB Strong season, ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Not only is the port situated at the head of the erie canal and within an ... The erie canal connects Lake Erie with the Hudson river at Troy and Albany and ..."

4. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1843)
"and the Trade and Tonnage of the erie canal. In 1784 a committee of the assembly reported, " that the laudable proposals of Mr. Colles, for removing ..."

5. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1901)
"Now that the erie canal was open and in use, the canal boats, steamboats, sloops, and schooners that clustered around her wharves made an array of water ..."

6. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1906)
"The boats on the erie canal are much the same as those on the Ohio Canal; but here they are fitted up only for passengers, and take no goods on board, ..."

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