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Report: Canal Events Generate $1.5B Annually


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Canal event in Waterford, A new study of the economic impact of events and tours in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor estimated $1.5 billion annually is generated by events, boat tours, bicycle and paddle-sport rentals and historic site/museum tours along the Erie, Champlain, Owsego and Cayuga-Seneca Canals. Events and tours drew 3.3 million visitors in 2017.

The economic analysis was conducted by Level 7 Market Research for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor through its nonprofit affiliate, the Erie Canalway Heritage Fund, Inc., and supported by a grant from Market New York through I LOVE NEW YORK, the state’s Division of Tourism, as a part of the Regional Economic Development Council awards. Continue reading

2018 Erie Canal Event Grants Available


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Canal Bicentennial Festival, Amsterdam,The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, in partnership with NYS Canal Corporation is offering a limited number of sponsorships of up to $500 for events or festivals taking place in the National Heritage Corridor from May through November 2018.

Festivals and events draw millions of people to canal communities and the Canal System each year for fun, recreation, history, music, local food, and natural beauty. Continue reading

Matton Shipyard Preservation Receives Funding


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Matton Shipyard workersThe Erie Canalway Heritage Fund, the nonprofit partner of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, has announced funding from the New York State Regional Economic Development Council initiative (REDC) for the Matton Shipyard Preservation and Adaptive Reuse Initiative in Cohoes.

Announced on December 13, the funding award of $373,400 is expected to be used to stabilize three original structures of the early 20th century ship building and repair facility, remediate environmental hazards, and stabilize 740-feet of Hudson River shoreline to prevent further erosion. Continue reading

Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winners Announced


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Twelve images that capture the beauty and character of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor have been selected as winners of the 12th Annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest.

Winning images will be featured in the 2018 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Calendar, which will be available for free in December.

Judges selected twelve winners from nearly 300 entries. First, second and third place photographs were chosen in each of four contest categories: Classic Canal, Along the Trail, On the Water, and Canal Communities. In addition, twelve photographs received an honorable mention. Continue reading