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Workers repair collapsed canal wall in 1927

Posted 11 May 2014 at 12:00 am


By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

EAGLE HARBOR – A steam pile driver is being used here to reinforce a concrete wall along the canal in August 1927.

It was just east of Eagle Harbor over Otter Creek where the canal retaining wall collapsed flooding over 500 acres to the south up Otter Creek.

The Albion Eagle Harbor Road was flooded out along with a couple of houses. Canal traffic came to a halt for over six weeks until the damage was fixed.