We attended the Spring Art Festival held on April 24th, 2010, at the Erie Canal Schoolhouse, in Albion, NY. See www.eriecanalschoolhouse.com. [A very nice B&B w/ rooms and suites. You'll love the scones at breakfast.] We had a great time visiting with owners Jeri and Lou, and others – including a couple whose family has a farm along the old Erie Canal. They found a shovel which they believe was used in digging the original canal in the 1820s. We hope to check it out!
The Grand Celebration at the Camillus Aqueduct was held on May 22, 2010. We were in attendance as the 1844 Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct was reopened after the completion of the restoration project. It is the only restored navigable aqueduct in NYS. It’s an interesting feeling to ride in a boat and look out to see the boat passing over a creek. BTW, an aqueduct is a water-filled bridge that carries canal boats over rivers, streams and valleys. See www.eriecanalcamillus.com.
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Thank you for your interest in Towpath Tales: Towpath Adventures, Towpath Mysteries, and . . . more to come!
We provided a Writers’ Workshop for Hinkletown Mennonite School in March. They had an excellent display in the hallway, including a map and several enlarged photos they found on the internet. At the K-8 assembly, we answered questiions based on the “Interview the Authors” workshop, and presented the “Description” workshops to the grades in their clasrooms. Several students used their vivid imaginations in the writing exercise! See the Writers’ Workshops page for more information. Homeschoolers, please note!