Genesee Brewery Fermentation Tanks in Macedon

In late May, 2017 twelve fermentation tanks bound for the Genesee Brewery passed through Macedon on the Canal.

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The first barge is placed in the lock and the tug and second barge back out. The first barge is raised and is then pulled from the lock with a capstan. A slight pressure on the rope causes it to tighten around the rotating capstan and the barge is moved.

The tanks were moved from Macedon to Rochester one barge at a time. These tanks are emerging from under the Canandaigua Road (Frears) bridge.