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  • Cycle the Erie Canal 2020 Registration is Open
    This Bicycle Tour is just one example of how the NY Canal System is stating to thrive again Part of NY Parks & Trails...the annual Cycle the Erie Canal 8 day bicycle tour is off and running for 2020. Sign-up is open at the NY P&T website. NEW YORK PARKS…
  • Culvert Washed Out in Recent Storm
    Culvert Washed Out in Recent Storm Mike Caswell July 6, 2018  Last night, we had a strong thunderstorm, and the culvert flowing through the Oxbow feeding the canal was washed out. The ‘bridge’ over the culvert is the old towpath for the original canal. The water flows from Minerva Deland school…
  • Huge Tree Blowdown in Fairport
    Huge Tree Blowdown in Fairport Mike Caswell June 29, 2018  A huge tree blowdown has been uncovered on one of the larger earthen embankments in Perinton. I have created a video of what I saw when I tried to inspect it. This blowdown is just a few feet south of…
  • A pending disaster – a resident’s viewpoint
    A pending disaster - a resident's viewpoint    Mike Caswell April 15, 2018 Out of the Rabbit Hole People do not listen. They do not know when they are in trouble and need to do something. We have a situation in my little village that is causing a big riff…
  • Have You Heard the Hammering? Emergency Dam Repairs
    Have You Heard the Hammering? Mike Caswell April 14, 2018  Work progresses on the dam!  I’m delighted to report that something is at last being done to ensure the most dangerous part of this embankment is made safe. What has worried me for many months is the electricity pylon mounted right…
  • NYPA Save The Oxbow Embankment Dam From Slope Failure
    NYPA Save The Oxbow Embankment Dam From Slope Failure Mike Caswell March 20, 2018 Spotted today on the towpath at the Oxbow area in Fairport, several surveyors in two vans, looking at a potentially dangerous area where there is a leak right under an badly positioned R.G& E electricity pylon atop…
  • An Expert Opinion! Clear Cutting Canal Embankments
    An Expert Opinion! Clear Cutting Canal Embankments By Thomas X. Grasso President Emeritus, Canal Society of New York State Since the New York State Canal Corporation announced its plan late last year to clear cut trees from Erie Canal embankments in western New York, there has been much opposition. I,…
  • Anatomy of an Erie Canal Embankment Leak
    Anatomy of an Erie Canal Embankment Leak. Mike Caswell March 13, 2018 A history of Before & After of a retention pond.. It started as NOT a Canal Leak in late 1990s according to NYS Thruway/NYCC but as is NOW classified as a leak by NYPA/NYCC. A Brockport resident describes his…
  • An afternoon walk along the Erie Canal in Brockport
    I decided to take a drive out to Brockport for a walk I’d heard the Vegetation Project had been halted there due to inclement weather. Today was a pleasant day with plenty of sunshine, so a great time to take a few photos perhaps. Trying to find where the last…
  • Keeping The Canal Safe For Generations To Come
    A letter to The Democrat and Chronicle from Brian Stratton, Director of the New York State Canal Corporation. Click here to read the letter He spells out the reasons why vegetation removal is a top priority for the Authority. “We intend to follow the best practices set forth by these…
  • Minutes from Canal Corporation Embankment Restoration 2017 Meeting in Brockport
    Brockport had a meeting on the Embankment Rehabilitation They posted the Q & A online on their Village Website Many questions have been posted from the Brockport Public Information meeting held to discuss Embankment clearing & Restoration.There were some interesting questions asked here, with really constructive answers. I found it…
  • A Chinese Boat project on the NY Erie Canal
    After a 'bucket list' vacation to China, where my wife and I enjoyed a 'river raft' excursion down the Li river near Guilin, I decided to build a raft to use on the Erie Canal. Here is a video using local slave labor (neighbor's children) located at The Oxbow in…
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