Old and New Champlain Canal

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This is the old Champlain Canal, now a recreation area, in the village of Schuylerville. The canal lies between the Hudson River and the row of buildings that now line Routes 4 & 32.
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At the end of the section above the path continues via a footbridge over Fish Creek. Below the bridge are the ruins of the center stone support for the aqueduct that carried the old Champlain Canal over the creek.
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The old towpath continues as a recreational path to the north of the village.
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The abandoned lock of the original canal.
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The hardware that held the lock gates in place.
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The modern version...
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I found myself wondering if the barge was designed to just fit inside the lock. I think there was only about than six inches between the lock and the barge on either side.
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Fascinating. Love those ruins. especially that bridge over the aqueduct path. cool stuff.
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