Tag Archives: Erie Canal

Sam Patch to reopen in July (access required)

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Corn Hill Navigation, the nonprofit organization that operates the popular Sam Patch tour boat, is working to reopen its public cruises sometime in July. The organization typically marks the season’s opening with a sold-out weekend for Mother’s Day. But with ...

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Canal reimagining gets $300 million in funding including project in Brockport (access required)

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The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved $300 million in funding for the Reimagine the Canals initiative. The program was first announced in fall 2017 at the World Canals Conference in Syracuse as the state celebrated the ...

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Canal lift bridge project, detour begins (access required)

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A $16.3 million project will begin Tuesday to rehabilitate two historic Erie Canal lift bridges. The state Department of Transportation and Canal Corp. announced the closure of the Route 259 bridge in Spencerport on July 9. A detour will be ...

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Recreational boating on canal system surges (access required)

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Recreational boating traffic on New York’s canal system increased more than 3 percent this year, as officials celebrated 100 years of canals in the Empire State. Marking the waterway’s centennial, state officials waived tolls on the canal system for the ...

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Fairport businesses to be assisted during Liftbridge project (access required)

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Businesses impacted by the planned Fairport Liftbridge rehabilitation project may receive assistance to remain open during construction, the Fairport Office of Community & Economic Development said this week. Fairport OCED on Wednesday said it had established a $150,000 Liftbridge Impact Fund for ...

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Erie Canal lock to get $6 million rehab here (access required)

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New York State Canal Corp. has approved a nearly $6 million contract to rehabilitate the century-old East Guard Lock at the intersection of the Erie Canal and Genesee River in Rochester. “The East Guard Lock is a well-known landmark on ...

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Reimagine the Canals winners announced (access required)

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Two vastly different plans to drive economic growth and tourism on the state’s 524-mile canal system will receive funding through the Reimagine the Canals competition. The $1.5 million award recipient was the team of Madison County Planning Department, STREAM Collaborative ...

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Marsh Road bridge reconstruction begins (access required)

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Construction has begun more than a year earlier than expected on the Marsh Road bridge over the Erie Canal in Bushnell’s Basin. The state Department of Transportation announced Thursday it has begun a $2.2 million project to rehabilitate the bridge carrying ...

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N.Y. receives 145 ideas for improving canal system (access required)

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The New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corp. have received 145 entries in their global competition to find the best ideas to reimagine the state canal system in order to drive economic growth upstate and grow tourism. ...

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