The Erie Canal celebrates 190 years

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) —  Happy birthday to the Erie Canal!

Sunday afternoon, community members are celebrating 190 years with a birthday bash at the Schoharie Crossing from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be live music, raffles, games and even a dog pull to simulate the mules that used to pull the barges.

The 363 mile canal from Buffalo to Albany was opened on October 25, 1825.

 

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