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May 18, 2013

CANAL DISCOVERIES: Who will pay?

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — New York bankers were now confident in the pledged word of the Citizens of the State of New York. New York State, through its Canal Commission was able to sell stocks, bonds, and to obtain loans to pay for the canal. History notes that these were indeed wise investments. With initial Erie Canal funding in place, after decades of debate, ground was officially broken at Rome, N.Y. on July 4, 1817.

Doug Farley is the director of the Erie Canal Discovery Center. His column runs every Saturday. The Erie Canal Discovery Center has welcomed 132,974 guests since its inception and is a great place to start your Erie Canal adventure. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Join today, May 18 at 1 pm when Cynthia Cotton will offer a free, family-friendly program and book reading from her new Erie Canal children’s story entitled, “The Book Boat’s In.”

Doug Farley is the director of the Erie Canal Discovery Center. His column runs every Saturday. The Erie Canal Discovery Center has welcomed 132,974 guests since its inception and is a great place to start your Erie Canal adventure. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Join today, May 18 at 1 pm when Cynthia Cotton will offer a free, family-friendly program and book reading from her new Erie Canal children's story entitled, "The Book Boat's In."

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