Weighlock Building - Syracuse, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff
N 43° 03.034 W 076° 08.946
18T E 406415 N 4767070
Quick Description: This building was used to weigh the canal boats to determine their toll.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2017 4:34:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMVQPW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
Views: 1

Long Description:
The building is now the Erie Canal Museum. It is on Erie Boulevard which was once the Erie Canal.

from the sign with the photo shown: "Cargo weight equaled total weight minus empty boat weight...Tolls were based on the weight and type of cargo...canal tolls were abolished in 1882."

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