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September 16, 2023
1:00 PM

Cohoes Visitors Center

58 Remsen Street
Cohoes, NY 12047
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Exploring the Canals of Cohoes

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Event Type: Walk/Hike

Exploring the Canals of Cohoes

Event Type: Walk/Hike

Description: Cohoes began its rise to industrial prominence as a canal town. The Erie and Champlain Canals traversed Cohoes, and this network of waterways, along with abundant waterpower, made Cohoes a leader in the Industrial Revolution. On this tour, you will travel old canal towpaths where mules pulling barges once trod, see 170 year old limestone locks built by hand, and learn the history of this 19th century technological achievement. You will find out the different routes the canal took through Cohoes over time, hear stories of life in a lively canal town, and learn how transportation and power canals and the Cohoes Falls led to the growth of the Harmony Mills and other industries in Cohoes. The walk will begin and end at the Cohoes Visitor Center.

Sponsoring Organization: Spindle City Historic Society

Exploring the Canals of Cohoes | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area 

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