Wedding of the Waters

On October 26th, 1825, the Erie Canal was officially completed. With much pomp and fanfare, Governor Dewitt Clinton made the 10 day journey down the canal, from Buffalo to New York Harbor.  At the harbor, Clinton ceremoniously poured Lake Erie water into New York Harbor, officially  “Wedding the Waters.”


Bibliographic Information:

Wedding of the Waters, W. Grotz, wash drawing, 11 x13. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, Museum Purchase, N0192.1978.