The Erie Canal transformed and continues to transform New York. Why was the Erie Canal built? How was it built? How was it used once it was built? Where is it now? All these questions and more will be answered in this crash course on “Clinton’s Ditch.” Explore the unique geography that made the Erie Canal possible, the incredible engineering innovations that made it, and the social, political, and economic changes it wrought upon the United States with the Erie Canal Museum's Educator.