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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 agencies and dam experts. At the same...

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 Fairport. [embed][/embed] It was a huge success, and...