New York State Canal
The 200th Anniversary of the Erie Canal’s Ground Breaking
Part of the Erie Canal Bicentennial Conference
May 19 – 21,
Headquarters: Hotel Utica
This trip is part of the Erie Canal Bicentennial Conference, sponsored by the Oneida County History Center, the Oneida County History Council, Oneida County History Center, the Rome Historical Society and the Canal Society of New York State.
For details and registration information for the conference, click here.
In 1993, the Society hosted a tour in Central Oneida County. The guidebook from that trip has some helpful information that applies to this trip as well. Click here to see the
guidebook – it may be downloaded.
On Saturday night, Phil Lord (New York State Museum, retired) will present an illustrated lecture on "Before the Erie Canal - The Western Inland Lock Navigation Company." Phil is the authority on 18th-century navigation of the Mohawk River. Click here for some related information by Phil about the Bateau "Discovery," built by the New York State
Museum in 1991.
Looking for casual waterfront dining? Try Waterfront Grille located at Gems Along the Mohawk at the Herkimer Marina.