Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, has announced a new children’s program, B is for Boat, which uniquely connects boats with literacy.
B is for Boat will consist of a story time connected with a fun craft, game and/or song. Children will be split into four groups based on grade level for appropriate games, books, activities, and fun. Read more »
Oswego, N.Y./Great Lakes Seaway Trail - A panel discussion of the deliberate scuttling of historic ships with ties to the Great Lakes Seaway Trail waters of the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Niagara River and Lake Erie has been added to the October 5 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Blue Byway Seminar at SUNY Oswego in Oswego, NY.
Sarah Tichonuk , a Nautical Archaeologist with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT, will join Dive Captain Dale Currier and New York Sea Grant Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White for the panel and open discussion at the 9am to 1pm event.
The practice of deliberately sinking ships from significant military to commercial vessels creates artificial reefs suitable for recreational divers, diver training programs, and tourism promoters. Read more »
Winning images to be featured in 2014 calendar
Waterford, N.Y. - Twelve images that capture the beauty and character of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor have been selected as winners of the 2013 Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Winning images will be featured in the 2014 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Calendar and can be viewed online at www.eriecanalway.org/gallery.php.
“These outstanding images capture the extraordinary heritage of the canal corridor and remind us what makes it worth preserving and celebrating,” said Beth Sciumeca, Executive Director of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.Judges selected twelve winners from more than 300 entries. First, second and third place photographs were chosen in each of four contest categories: Bridges, Buildings, and Locks; On the Water; For the Fun of It; and The Nature of the Canal. In addition, twelve photographs received an honorable mention recognition.
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Free admission for visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket on September 28, 2013
Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, proudly announced today that it will again open its doors free of charge as part of Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live!, which will be held on Saturday, September 28. A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.
Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year’s event expects record-high participation. Read more »
Albany, N.Y. - The Hudson River Valley Greenway and Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area invite people from near and far to participate in the Hudson River Valley Ramble. Now in its 14th year, the Hudson River Valley Ramble brings people outside to enjoy the Valley’s distinct cultural heritage and scenic beauty during the Northeast’s most beautiful time of the year.
Hudson River Valley Ramble events are being held on four weekends: September 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29. Events include guided hikes, cycling and kayaking tours, historic site walks, festivals and river explorations. With more than 200 events being offered this year, there is something for everyone. Make plans now with some of the suggested events below, or find more on the Ramble website: http://www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com/.
Here are some of the events happening this weekend near you: Read more »
Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today that the replica 1862-class canal schooner, Lois McClure, will dock at the Museum and be open for tours on August 27 and 28.
The schooner Lois McClure is a full-scale replica of an 1862-class sailing canal boat, constructed in Burlington, VT and launched in 2004. The 88-foot vessel is operated by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and is currently on a War of 1812 bicentennial tour across upstate New York Read more »
Skaneateles, N.Y. - They’re armed, but not dangerous.
Pirates are once again on the loose and set to attack Mid-Lakes Navigation cruises in Skaneateles Aug. 14, during the fifth annual Pirate Day. Cruises on Skaneateles Lake are advised to be on the lookout for takeovers, treasure heists and tons of water play.
“Pirate Day is an event we all look forward to,” says Mid-Lakes co-owner Sarah Wiles. “Passengers, crewmembers, friends-we all have a ball!” Read more »