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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.

Publication Date

7-22-2017

Volume

3

Issue

30

Publisher

County of Orleans

City

Albion

Keywords

Town of Albion, Orleans County, Erie Canal, Accidents

Disciplines

Public History | United States History

Catastrophic Canal Break Put Eagle Harbor Under Water

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