The Erie & Barge Canals

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Along the Erie Canal

Erie Canal Locks 60 & 61

Building the Barge Canal

Recent Events on the Canal in Macedon

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Corning Glass Museum’s GlassBarge passing through Macedon

The GlassBarge passing the Mid Lakes marina heading east.

The Corning Museum of Glass had a touring glass making demostration known as the GlassBarge. It toured all over New York State on the Erie Canal. On August 27, 2018 it passed through Macedon on it’s way to Palmyra. Click images to enlarge. The GlassBarge passing under the Canandaigua Road…

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Quaker/O’Neil Bridge Converted to Pedestrian Use

On June 1, 2017 the bridge that carried Quaker/O’neil Road over the canal was converted to pedestrian use only. It was built in 1914 and no longer was capable of handling vehicular traffic. As a pedestrian bridge, it is used as part of the Erie Canalway Trail to allow people…

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Genesee Brewery Fermentation Tanks in Macedon

Three tanks passing Mid-Lakes Marina.

In late May, 2017 twelve fermentation tanks bound for the Genesee Brewery passed through Macedon on the Canal. Click images to enlarge. Back to recent events. The first six tanks on two barges arriving from the east. Hundreds of people came out to watch the historic event. The first barge…

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RG&E Transformers Arriving in Macedon

The transformers on the barge after their arrival at Lock 30.

In late October, 2015 two transformers arrived in Macedon on the Canal. Click images to enlarge. Back to recent events. The second transformer being unloaded using a special transporter. Each axle automatically raises and lowers itself to keep the load level. The man in the yellow vest is controlling the…

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