Online talk focuses on construction of New York’s Barge Canal
From 1905 to 1918, New York State replaced the Erie Canal with a new waterway called the Barge Canal. On Thursday, August 13 at 12 p.m., Erie Canal Museum Curator Ashley Maready will share the story of constructing this Canal, now named the Erie.
Maready will use research findings to explain the reasons the Barge Canal was built. She will also share interesting facts about its construction, and discuss some of the individuals who played key roles in building it. The Erie Barge Canal is an active waterway that is part of the New York State Canal System. The Preservation Society of New York recently added it to its Seven to Save list of landmarks.
You may ask questions about the topic in the Chat feature of the online presentation. Sign up today for this fascinating, free program!
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The Erie Canal Museum is partially funded by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.