Title: Postcards from ‘Erie Canal’
Author: Staff Writer
Publisher: Baldwinsville Messenger
Arcadia Publishing’s newest pictorial history book, “Erie Canal” depicts both life and industry along the canal including Lock 24 and the Baldwin Canal. The following excerpt accompanies the above photograph in the recently released book: “The Baldwin Canal was a short, navigable feeder canal that connected the town of Baldwinsville with the Erie Canal. Note the construction of the building in the foreground. The structure is recessed at the bottom to allow canal boats to dock directly under the building and load or unload cargo. The carts are all full of tobacco.” The photo and excerpt were reprinted with permission from “Erie Canal,” which was written and compiled by Andrew P. Kitzmann and the Erie Canal Museum. The author will hold a book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. March 7 at Barnes and Noble on Route 31 in Liverpool. The book is also available from the publisher online at arcadiapublishing.com or by calling 888-313-2665.