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Watervliet(wô'tərvlēt`, wô`tərvlēt', wŏ`–), industrial city (1990 pop. 11,061), Albany co., E N.Y., on the Hudson River, opposite Troy, near the terminus of the Erie CanalErie Canal,
artificial waterway, c.360 mi (580 km) long; connecting New York City with the Great Lakes via the Hudson River. Locks were built to overcome the 571-ft (174-m) difference between the level of the river and that of Lake Erie.
..... Click the link for more information. ; founded by the Dutch 1625, inc. as a city 1896. The U.S. arsenal there, which specializes in the production of heavy ordnance, was established in 1813. Steel products and specialty tapes are also made. In 1776, Ann LeeLee, Ann,
1736–84, English religious visionary, founder of the Shakers in America. Born in Manchester, she worked there in the cotton factories and then became a cook. In 1762 she was married to Abraham Stanley, a blacksmith. In 1758 she had joined the "Shaking Quakers.
..... Click the link for more information. founded the first American community of ShakersShakers,
popular name for members of the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, also called the Millennial Church. Members of the movement, who received their name from the trembling produced by religious emotion, were also known as Alethians.
..... Click the link for more information. in Watervliet.
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