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Old Erie Canal in Jordan, NY

Today I rode the Bumblebeemer out to Jordan, in the Western end of Onondaga County. Jordan was on the original Erie Canal and had an aqueduct that carried the canal over Skaneateles (pronounced “skinny atlas”, really) Creek. There’s also an abandoned lock, 51, West of the village. Jordan was once a booming canal town but when the canal was rerouted in the early 20th century, Jordan lost it’s lifeblood. It’s a quiet little village now.

The aqueduct.

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Lock 51.

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