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Chenango Canal Association, Inc.
an all-volunteer 501 (c) 3 nonprofit

Path Through History Tours at Chenango Canal - 2017

 The Chenango Canal Association participates in New York State’s Path Through History program on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm with guided tours at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm at the Cottage Museum, Bouckville, NY.  Map to the Museum

The public is invited to come at any time between 10 and 2 to view the displays at the Chenango Canal Cottage Museum at the corner of Canal Road and State Route 20, Bouckville located across from Ye Olde Landmark Tavern restaurant.

 These tours are designed for you to understand the Chenango Canal's remarkable impact on local growth and on the nation's development between 1836 and 1878.

 Diane Van Slyke describes how people lived on canal boats and made their living delivering goods and passengers 97 miles between Binghamton and Utica. Questions will be answered such as “How long did it take?” and “What conditions did they live in?”

 Harvey Kliman will car-pool on a short drive to a long-standing lock, #76 of the Chenango Canal and a collapsed aqueduct across the Oriskany Creek.  He will describe how a lock worked and what the aqueduct looked like. Questions such as “How did they engineer these things” and “How did they keep water feeding into it” will be answered.

 The Chenango Canal Association works year-round to keep the scenic Towpath Trail (connecting Hamilton to Solsville) open to the public. Path Through History is a good way for families to learn together on a field trip to a local treasure. Donations are welcome. For more information, call 315-729-8323.

 

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