Eerie Canal Cruise BUS-7

Take a trip through history on the calm waters of the Erie Canal and enjoy the

Spectacular scenery of New York’s beautiful Mohawk Valley.  For 90-minutes on

Board one of the Lil’ Diamond vessels, your US Coast Guard licensed Captain

Entertains with tales of the canal:  why it was known as Clinton’s ditch, how it was constructed, how it opened and why it was expanded and why it is still important to upstate New York Culture. 

 

Erie Canal Cruise

Cruise the beautiful Mohawk River and in a man-made section known as a “land cut”. 

The tour passes through massive guard gates and the Historic Fort Herkimer Church, which is one of the oldest surviving churches in New York State.

The vessel then enters Lock 18 at Jacksonburg, one of the last remaining locks operating with all original 100-year old equipment.  Your Captain will fully describe how the lock operates.  The vessel enters the lock, the gates close behind and suddenly but smoothly the lock house seems to rise in the air as slimy walls creep up along the vessel while being lowered 20-feet. 

This is an experience not soon forgotten!

 

Lunch Buffet at the Waterfront Grille

A casual waterfront dining spot located at Gems Along the Mohawk

At the Herkimer Marina

(Sample Menu)

Enjoy a wonderful buffet featuring

Oven Roasted Turkey and Fresh Baked Virginia Ham

Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing and Gravy

Tossed Green Salad         Hot Garlic Bread

Coffee, Tea or Soda         General Herkimer’s Family Apple Crisp

 

Time for shopping at Gems Along the Mohawk

Gems Along the Mohawk represents a most unusual private/public partnerships and boosts

Community wide support.  By educating visitors, it encourages them to experience the many

Recreational, historic, natural and commercial resources of Central New York.

WITHIN A WEEK BEFORE THE TRIP YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR PACKET OF INFORMATION DETAILING YOUR PICK UP AND DEPARTURE - Most all buses have a Tour director.

Sessions:  1
Date:  6/15/2019
Fees: 
$169.00   (Class Fee for single)
How many people will be participating?

East Shore Region Adult
Continuing Education
185 East Main Street
Branford, CT 06405

203.488.5693
Fax: 203.315.5149

Towns Served: Branford, Clinton,
Guilford, North Branford