Which bodies of water were connected by the Erie Canal?

1 Answer
Aug 12, 2016


The Erie Canal still does connect Lake Erie with the Hudson River.


Indirectly, the Erie Canal connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. The Hudson River, after meeting the east end of the canal, flows to the Atlantic Ocean by way of New York City. The Erie Canal is one of several such connections that enable ocean-going shipping to access Great Lakes ports.