The opening of the first section of the Erie Canal

Boats entering the first lock at the opening of the eastern section of the Erie Canal. Governor Charles Whitman, State Engineer Frank Williams, Superintendent of Public Works William Witherspoon, Secretary of State Francis Hugo, Attorney General Egburt Woodbury, and Treasurer James Wells are in the first boat.
Date Original
May 15 1915
New York State Archives. New York (State). State Engineer and Surveyor. Barge Canal construction photographs. 11833-06. No. 002.
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