Canal starts to fill up for 191st season

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 April 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – The historic Erie Canal has been filling up with water in recent days. The still water created a mirroring effect this evening at dusk.

The top two photos were all taken in the backyard of Community Action on State Street, looking west towards the Ingersoll Street lift bridge.

The NYS Canal Corporation has scheduled the start of the navigation season on the canal for 7 a.m. on May 8.

The canal opened in 1825 and this year will be the 191st season.

This photo shows the Butts Road canal bridge reflected in the water.