• Black and white photo of a girl and her family on a canal packet boat in Rochester, NY

    Erie Canalway

    National Heritage Corridor New York

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Erie Canalway (U.S.Postal Service)
P.O. Box 219
Waterford, NY 12188

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Erie Canalway (FEDEX, UPS)
Delaware Ave. - Peebles Island
Cohoes, NY 12047

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Did You Know?

A horse, guided by its driver, pulls a canal boat carrying passengers.

Horses and mules powered New York's canal system until 1918. They walked on towpaths, connected to boats by a long towline. Animals and crews usually worked in shifts around the clock: six hours on, six hours off, resting in stables and bunks on board between shifts.