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co-conspirators co-conspirators
Explore score
0.05 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 21, 2009
Date taken
Nov 21, 2009

This panorama of the Erie Canal was taken in Pittsford, New York on the afternoon of October 6, 2009. Nine portrait-mode images have been stitched together.

The historic Erie Canal runs from the Hudson River in Albany to Lake Erie near Buffalo, New York. The canal was begun in 1817, completed in 1825, and enlarged in the 1850's and early 1900's. The section through Pittsford, New York was opened in 1822, making Pittsford an active commericial port along the path to the mid-western United States. Today all canal traffic is recreational.

An excellent history of the Erie Canal can be found on Wikipedia - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erie_Canal Will open in a new tab or window
My Flickr photograph of a sailboat passing through nearby Erie Canal Lock 33 can be seen at -
www.flickr.com/photos/24239301@N03/4019695853/in/set-72157604028055805 Will open in a new tab or window/
Pittsford was incorporated in 1827 and grew as a direct consequence of commerce on the Erie Canal. During the Civil War, Pittsford was a major stop on the "Underground Railroad", providing a refuge for runaway slaves. Today, Pittsford is well know for its golf courses, including Oak Hill Country Club, which has hosted 3 U.S. Opens, 2 PGA tournaments, and the Ryder Cup. The Locust Hill Country Club hosts an annual LPGA tournament. The NFL Buffalo Bills also hold their summer training camp in Pittsford, at St. John Fisher College. Chuck Mangione, the Grammy-winning jazz musician known for playing the flugelhorn and the song "Feels So Good", is a resident of Pittsford. For a more detailed history of Pittsford see the Wikipedia site - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsford_ Will open in a new tab or window(town),_New_York

You may also be interested in my Flickr Rochester, New York set of pictures.
www.flickr.com/photos/24239301@N03/sets/72157604028055805 Will open in a new tab or window/

Gigapan Comments (3)

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  1. jimmah_v

    jimmah_v (November 23, 2009, 03:11PM )

    I'm Jimmy of jimmy_ken - Ken has some wonderful Erie Canal images on his flickr site - www.flickr.com/photos/24239301@N03 /2305105206 Will open in
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  2. co-conspirators

    co-conspirators (November 22, 2009, 02:13PM )

    Flickr hive mind (Pittsford Bridge) - fiveprime.org/flickr_hvmnd.cgi?sea rch_type=Tags&photo_number=50&phot o_type=250&noform=t&quicksearch=1& amp;amp;sort=Interestingness&textinput=pit tsford,bridge&.submit=Search Will open in
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  3. dr_marvel

    dr_marvel (November 21, 2009, 03:41PM )

    Below is the link to a Flickr photograph of mine of two Pittsford High School crew team girls rowing along this stretch of the canal. www.flickr.com/photos/24239301@N03 /2305554086/in/set-72157604028055805 Will open in
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