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Genesee Valley Canal Part I: The Ischua Dam

September 9, 2010

In 1967 the dam was still visible, the revetments clearly outlined on the bank of the Ischua Creek along Route 16 and Farwell Road, Ischua, N.Y. Today, one may stumble upon the massive stone wall by happenstance or, when traversing the creek, wonder what the three rotted pilings were once supported. "The dam was completed in 1856," Al Chambers said. "About that same time, Cuba Lake was created and its purpose was to feed the canal. It (Cuba Lake) was considered the summit of the canal system." Not the Erie Canal system, the Ischua Town Supervisor said, but the Genesee...

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