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Crews build big canal wall in 1914

Posted 1 May 2014 at 12:00 am


By Bill Lattin, Orleans County Historian

MEDINA – In this view from April 3, 1914, we see the construction that was taking place on the Medina Canal Basin.

The top of the aqueduct over the Oak Orchard Creek shows in the lower left. Wooden forms are seen for the high retaining wall in the center, which is being worked on.

In the middle background is the tower of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Steam-powered equipment was in use at the time.