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Erie Canal   /ˈɪri kənˈæl/   Listen
Erie Canal

noun
1.
An artificial waterway connecting the Hudson river at Albany with Lake Erie at Buffalo; built in the 19th century; now part of the New York State Barge Canal.






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"Erie Canal" Quotes from Famous Books



... a poem about the meeting of the eastward and westward facing engines when the two sections of the Union Pacific Railroad at last drew near each other on the interminable plains and the two engines could talk. Of course what they said was poetry. There was a time when even the Erie Canal was poetic. The Panama Canal to-day, in the eyes of most Americans, is something other than a mere feat of engineering. We are doing more than making "the dirt fly." The canal represents victory over hostile forces, conquest of unwilling Nature, achievement of what had long been deemed impossible, ...
— The American Mind - The E. T. Earl Lectures • Bliss Perry



Words linked to "Erie Canal" :   canal, New York, Empire State, New York State Barge Canal, NY, New York State



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