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Corning, New York: The Crystal City: Erie Canal & River Transportation

This guide focuses on the glass-related history of the Corning, New York, and surrounding area, including local resources, special collections, and topics unique to Corning's glass history.

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Online Resources:


Books for Kids on the Erie Canal

Images of River Transportation in the Corning Area

A guard lock at Gibson, NY, for a feeder canal from the Chemung Canal to the Chemung River. Photo Courtesy of Gary Emerson.

Feeder dam for the Chemung Canal at Gibson, NY. Photo courtesy of Gary Emerson.

A map of the Chemung Canal and feeder canal (numbers indicate locks). Click for larger image. Photo courtesy of the Canal Society of  New York State.

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