New York State Dept. of Econ. Dev. Articles Recent Articles - Canals Press Kit Fri, 27 May 2016 12:21:20 GMT Discovering a "Ditch" that Changed A Nation In 1808, when New York Governor DeWitt Clinton proposed building a canal from the Hudson River to the Great Lakes, he might as well have suggested flying to the moon. Many called the project... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:00:00 GMT