The Feeder Canal & Its Amazing History - Jeannie Williams
- When: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Community, Lectures
The Feeder Canal provides water from the Hudson River to the Champlain Canal, and from the early 1800s until 1928 provided a means of transportation by canal boats for people and goods. The bounty of the North Country - lumber, lime, marble, paper, clay, apples and potatoes - was shipped to New York City and southern markets from Queensbury, Glens Falls, Hudson Falls and Kingsbury.
In 1928 the canal was abandoned, and the canal and towpath became overgrown and littered with trash. The canal and towpath today provide recreational opportunities to members of our community as well as providing a glimpse into the past. The Feeder Canal is the last remaining original canal in New York State.
Admission – Free, but donations are welcome