Follow this link to hear a Capitol Pressroom interview with Jay DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League of New York State. He shares his thoughts on the reefing of canal vessels and dry docking Tug Urger. The interview lasts about 13 minutes and is worth a listen.
Let’s stand behind our historic fleet to #KeepCanalBoatsAfloat and #SaveTheUrger.
I am interested in local history and happily reside in a small village on the Erie Canal. I have crossed the Canal thousands of times and still love to watch the bridges go up as the boats pass by. The Erie Canal and its vessels are part of the rhythm and fabric of our community. They have been intertwined for two hundred years and will continue through time. I am compelled to share the story of the DeWitt Clinton, a smaller but still mighty tug. We both call Albion our home and share something else in common - this Tug's captain is my brother.
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