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Weigh Lock on the Erie Canal, Rochester, New York

8 7/16 x 11 1/4 in. (21.5 x 28.5 cm)

Seth C. Jones aka Seth Corbett Jones
United States (Rochester, NY, 1853 - 1929, Rochester, NY)

Object Type: Watercolor
Medium and Support: Watercolor, gouache and graphite on wove paper
Credit Line: Gift of Isabel C. Herdle in tribute to Blake McKelvey, City Historian, 1948-1973
Accession Number: 2000.26
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Location: Not currently on view

The weigh lock was built in 1852 and replaced by the subway in 1922.

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Weigh Lock in the Erie Canal, Rochester, NY, ca. 1875 Stereograph in the Mystic Seaport collection showing the Weigh Lock in operation ca. 1875
View of the Erie Canal weigh lock, 1915 From the Rochester Images Project, direct url =
Postcard showing the Weigh Lock on the Erie Canal 22 postcards of the Erie Canal from the Rochester Images Project. Click on the "Postcard" graphic, then navigate to the image of the Weigh Lock. Direct url =
View of the Weigh lock ca. 1910-1920 Image from the Rochester Images Project, direct url =
The Erie Canal "This web site, although devoted to the history of the Erie Canal in general, focuses on the central portion of the canal from Palmyra (Lock 29) to Lockport (Locks 34 and 35), and particularly on the area in the vicinity of the City of Rochester." The site includes links to images of the Weigh Lock in Rochester.

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