Canal to Road to Canal

The Rochester Business Journal recently reported on an idea floating around Rochester to turn Main Street into a canal once again. Main Street cuts east to west through downtown Rochester and used to be part of the Erie Canal. In this amazing photograph, below, you can see the horses walking along the side of the Canal (see here for more amazing photos). Apparently the horses were used to pull barges through the Canal. Such an interesting piece of history.


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