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Erie Canal

noun
1.
a canal in New York between Albany and Buffalo, connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie: completed in 1825.
Compare New York State Barge Canal (def 2).
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Erie Canal

noun
1.
a canal in New York State between Albany and Buffalo, linking the Hudson River with Lake Erie. Length: 579 km (360 miles)
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An artificial waterway built across New York state in the early nineteenth century, linking Lake Erie and the Hudson River. The canal opened trade between New York and the midwestern states and aided in the growth of New York City as a port.

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