Wednesday, April 1, 2009

All aboard!

The New York State Museum’s historic Day Peckinpaugh, a 259-foot, 1921 canal boat, will lead a two-month tour along the Hudson River and Champlain Canal as part of this summer’s Quad events. The Half Moon (a sailing replica of Henry Hudson's ship), historic barges and other large working boats will also participate in the tour during August and September.
According to the museum's press release, the tour will stop at 15 ports from Burlington, Vt. to New York Harbor, and visitors will be able to come on board to view exhibits on 400 years of maritime progress and advancement.
The tour is organized by the Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor, in conjunction with the State Museum, Saratoga National Historical Park and the New York State Canal Corporation. More information will be at the museum’s Web site.

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