Erie Canal

During the construction of the Erie Canal(1821-23), many engineers and laborers lived, worked, and shopped in the confines of Hartwell Basin. William Bushnell, an entrepreneur, bought out the Hartwells and built a series of boatyards, warehouses, stores, and stables along the embankment. The expansion led to the area being newly referred to as "Bushnells Basin".

Date: 
1823