This formation is really an escarpment facing the lower Mohawk and the Hudson river S.
In 1796 a canal was built across the old portage between Wood Creek and the Mohawk river.
After a brief visit to France, where he was treated with high honour, he returned to the Mohawk country in May 1646 and ratified a treaty between that tribe and the Canadian government.
According to tradition Schenectady stands on the site of the chief village of the Mohawk Indians, and its name, of which there are many different spellings in early records, is probably of Indian origin; on an early map (1665) it appears as Scanacthade.
Schuyler returned to Ticonderoga and later to Albany, where he spent the winter of1775-1776in collecting and forwarding supplies to Canada and in suppressing the Loyalists and their Indian allies in the Mohawk Valley.
The most used trade route to the western country crossed the Mohawk here.
Of the Mohawk Valley, rises a high-level plateau which extends westward to the Pennsylvania boundary.
As a boy he was educated for a commercial career, but in 1738 he removed to America for the purpose of managing a tract of land in the Mohawk Valley, New York, belonging to his uncle, Admiral Sir Peter Warren (1703-1752).
Of Albany, on the Mohawk river and the Erie Canal.
As a reward for his services the king granted him a tract of 10o,000 acres of land north of the Mohawk river.