Ledyard Canal

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The Ledyard Canal, also called the Ledyard Dyke, was dug by hand in the 1840's to provide water power to the village of Fayetteville, NY, where I live. It took water from Limestone Creek in the neighboring town of Manlius and routed it down a slight decline for three miles. The water powered four factories in Fayetteville before flowing back into Limestone Creek.

Now abandoned, the canal flows in places and contains still water in others. Much of its route is lined with suburban homes.
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