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Old 04-27-2019, 05:57 PM   #1
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New York Canals Waive Fees Through 2021

I just read that NY Canal Corp has decided to continue the recent waiver of the normal canal pass fees through 2021.
While the fees are modest - $25 - $100- with no fees and many free town tie-ups a NY Canal cruise can be relatively inexpensive.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:11 PM   #2
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Good to hear the extension until 2021, most of had some benefit last year to extend it. Looks like they also, added some extended operating hours at some of the locks.

Did you read about Canal Corporation's Task force named to begin work on revitalizing erie canal corridor to become catalyst of economic development, resiliency (6/7/19)

Panel Follows Start of Reimagine the Canals Initiative by Governor Cuomo

ALBANY--The members of a task force established to reimagine the Erie Canal were announced today. The panel will make sweeping recommendations to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Board of Trustees of the New York State Canal Corporation as to how this historic waterway can be used to address resilience challenges and leverage economic development and recreational opportunities along its 363-mile route.
The task force will lead the Reimagine the Canals initiative announced last month by Governor Cuomo, who is seeking new opportunities for the 195-year-old waterway, which helped transform New York from an agrarian state to an industrial powerhouse, to directly benefit the communities it travels through. It is expected the panel will develop a set of strategic recommendations for the canal system to be presented to the Governor.
“This is a unique opportunity to improve upon one of New York’s most valuable assets,” said Joanie Mahoney, chair of the task force. “With the experts we have to serve on the task force, I know the future of the Erie Canal is in very good hands.”
The task force will focus on several areas affecting the Erie Canal, including:
Potential new uses to improve the quality of life for New Yorkers
How the Canal can support and enhance economic development
New opportunities to enhance recreation and tourism
Ways the Canal can mitigate impacts from flooding and ice jams, improve resiliency and restore ecosystems in canal communities
Opportunities to use Canal infrastructure to expand irrigation for Western New York farms

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Old 06-09-2019, 10:32 PM   #3
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Well that's certainly nice to hear. I was starting to get a little concerned for the future of the canal when I still had my boat. It was so often deserted.
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I spent a few hours on the canal yesterday, near lock 32 and onwards to Pittsford and Bushnells Basin. Up to 68 degrees surface temperature!
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