Stairway above the canal

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 August 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Here is another photo from last night’s sunset photographic excursion by the Erie Canal in Albion.

Orleans Hub posted several photos of the canal last night. This one shows the staircase for the lift bridge. I’ve been told the bridge used to be an upright position back when it was built a century ago. The bridge was lowered for the occasional horse and buggy.

A hundred years ago there were a lot of boats passing through Albion. Now there are a lot of cars, but only an occasional boater so the bridge stays down most of the time.