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The Long Level was a section on the old Erie Canal, extending from Frankfort, New York 70 miles (110 km) westward to Syracuse, New York. The flat topography of this area meant that this section of the canal required no lockage. Initial construction on the Erie Canal was begun on this section at Rome, New York on July 4, 1817.
There is also a Long Level in Pennsylvania. It was named Long Level for the same reason as the New York Long Level. It was a Long Level stretch of the Susquehanna And Tidewater Canal that ran from Wrightsville, Pennsylvania to Havre de Grace, Maryland. Long Level is in Lower Windsor Township, Pennsylvania about four miles south of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna River.
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