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On August 3, 1927, a local farmer discovered a three-foot square hole in the embankment of the Erie Canal near Otter Creek in Albion. Within a matter of moments, the floor of the Canal broke free, flooding the vicinity of Eagle Harbor, damaging property, and threatening crops.
County of Orleans
Town of Albion, Orleans County, Erie Canal, Accidents
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Ballard, Matthew R., "Catastrophic Canal Break Put Eagle Harbor Under Water" (2017). Pioneer Record. 33.