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Eric Canal And Salt Covers Syracuse New York
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Stock #: 84009
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Syracuse
State: New York (NY)
County: Onondaga
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Postmark: Mar-18
PM City: Syracuse
PM State: NY
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Erie Canal and Salt Covers. The Erie Canal within the city limits is about five miles long, and in it are three locks, with a stop-gate just east of the city of protection from floods. There are about 35,000 salt covers in Syracuse, averaging about 16 feet square and from 6 to 8 inches deep. The brine is pumped from the earth and sold by the State to the manufacturers. About 3,000,000 bushels of salt are produced annually.