Canal System Dike – Whitehall NY

Description

In the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a dike to mitigate flood hazards on New York State Barge Canal in Whitehall. What was then referred to as “Barge Canal” is known today as New York State Canal System. Whitehall is located at the junction of Champlain Canal and Lake Champlain (New York Canals).

 

 

Source notes

National Archives and Records Administration, Negative 7705-D
"New York Canals: Whitehall", last accessed December 2015
"Encyclopaedia Britannica: New York State Canal System", last accessed December 2015

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Location Info


Barge Canal Dike
Whitehall, NY 12887

Location notes: Approximate location

Coordinates: 43.5553, -73.4017

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