Black River Canal, Locks 39-43, State Route 46, Boonville, Oneida County, NY
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State Route 46, Boonville vicinity, NY
Find maps of Boonville, NY
Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER NY-83
Building/structure dates: 1838 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1848 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1924 subsequent work
Significance: Locks 39-43 near Boonevill are typical of the 109 locks that comprised the 25 miles of the Black River Canal. A feeder to the Erie Canal, the Black River Canal remained in use until 1923 and outlasted many other feeder canals to the Erie. The good condition of these locks make them valuable examples representing typical canal construction of the 19th century.
Locks (hydraulic Facilities)
Jervis, Timothy B.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. GENERAL VIEW SNOWING LOCKS 39 (RIGHT) AND 40 (LEFT).
2. LOWER OUTLET OF LOCK 39. NOTE STONE WORK OF CANAL WALL.
3. LOCK 39. NOTE METAL GATE HINGE IN LOWER LEFT FOREGROUND.
4. DETAIL VIEW OF GATE BETWEEN LOCKS 39 AND 40.
5. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING UP STREAM OF LOCKS 41-43. PHOTO TAKEN FROM BRIDGE OVER LOCK 41.
6. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING DOWN STREAM TOWARD LOCKS 40 AND 39.
7. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE OVER LOCK 41 WITH BARN IN BACK GROUND.
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