The Erie Canal is the world’s most successful canal with canal boat decks crowded with cargo and people. But less understood is the canal’s role as the information highway of its day. This program explores how the Erie transported ideas of social change across the state, the nation, and even the Atlantic Ocean. These ideas, especially those around woman’s suffrage, helped shape America’s vision as a nation where all men–and women–are created equal with equal rights. The half-hour program was produced by WCNY for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.