Rochester

The World Canals Conference 2010

The World Canals Conference (WCC), a gathering focused on canal planning, economics and operations, was held in Rochester this September and made 2010 the ideal time for the Lois McClure to return to the Erie Canal. The 2007 Grand Canal Journey had been so well received that we had been looking for an opportunity to …

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Community Connections: Rochester

Corn Hill Landing in Rochester is a great venue for vessels like the Lois McClure.  It has a sound wall for mooring, power and lots of amenities nearby.  Corn Hill Navigation offers excellent tours of the Genesse River and surrounding environs.  Upon our arrival, the folks of Corn Hill Navigation suggested I speak with the …

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Exploring Rochester

by Laura Hollowell One thing is clear – Rochester was far from sleepy when canal boats like Lois McClure passed through downtown on the original Erie Canal.  The city is woven of old and new, an intricate mix of historic and modern buildings. For several days, the Lois docked on the Genesee River at Corn …

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Rigging Day

by Barbara Bartley Thursday, September 16 We are docked along the wall on the waterfront of Rochester’s Historic District at Corn Hill Landing.  This morning at 6 am, a crane arrived and the Lois McClure‘s crew, with Erick Tichonuk (our first mate) having the additional duty of directing the crane operator, began stepping the two …

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