Thursday, October 29, 2009

October 29

October 29, 1974: A break in the Barge Canal (present day Erie Canal) near Bushnells Basin floods the nearby neighborhood, destroying one home and damaging forty others. The break was a result of tunneling work under the canal for a sewer project.

Sources and Further Reading:
  1. Town of Pittsford website: History
  2. New York Times (Oct 30, 1974)

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