NY Canals on National Register

Last month, the National Park Service announced that it has listed the New York State Barge Canal on the National Register of Historic Places. The Barge Canal was the widened and in some cases rerouted Erie Canal. The National designation covers the period of 1905 when the canal began being enlarged and 1963 when the …

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Old News – Erie Canal

More news from the past. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, April 16, 1914 Canal Opening May Be Delayed May 15th is the date officially set for the opening of navigation on the Erie canal, but there is doubt whether through traffic from Buffalo to Albany can open at that time, as there may be delays …

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Talk on Cycling on the Canal

This Tuesday, (Feb. 11th) at 7:00 p.m. at the Greece Town Hall is A Trip Down the Erie Canal with Annette Lein and Justin Murphy. Democrat and Chronicle reporters Justin Murphy and Annette Lein and about 600 fellow riders traveled the length of the Erie Canal in July 2013, documenting its history and the towns …

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River Romance Weekend

This weekend (Friday through Sunday) is River Romance Weekend. There are many activities all revolving around the Genesee River. The first thing to happen on Friday at 2:00p.m. is the ribbon cutting of the new Heritage Trail. his takes place out in front of the Blue Cross Arena. Then there are walking tours at 3, …

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