The Chenango Canal was built between 1833-36 to link the Susquehanna River to the Erie Canal and connect Binghamton and Utica. It closed in 1878 due to competition from railroads. Information about the construction and modification of the Chenango Canal is scarce compared to the Erie Canal.
Recent archaeological projects completed by the New York State Museum Cultural Resource Survey Program have uncovered remnants of original canal locks, sluiceways, and three residential privies (outhouses). [Read more…] about Chenango Canal Archaeology In Utica: An Update