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Signage in Lyons shows significance (photo)

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Signage was installed earlier this week in Lyons. The signage, located at the Lyons Dock, was installed by the NYS Canal Corp workers based in Lyons. Thirteen historic and interpretive signs are now located along the 1/2 mile Lyons Erie Canalway Walk. Photo by Robert Stopper. more

Marine History on the Erie Canal (photo)

Early this morning, the 83′ replica schooner Lois McClure from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vermont passed the 61′ Farallone, a Luders U.S. Army Quartermaster Boat docked at the Lyons dock on the Erie Canal. The Farallone is the last remaining Luders U/ S. Army Quartermaster Boat. The 1863 replica schooner Lois McClure and the 1918 Farallone are cruising... more

Lois McClure locking through Lock 27 in Lyons (photo)

Early this morning, the 88 foot schooner Lois McClure from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum locked through Lock 27 in Lyons, NY. The McClure is piloted by Captain Eric Tichonouk. Power for the McClure is provided by the tugboat C.L. Churchill, piloted by Captain Art Cohn. The McClure is headed west to Tonawanda and visiting communities along the canal as... more

Lois McClure approaching Lyons on the Erie Canal (photo)

The replica 1862 schooner Lois McClure from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum approaches Lyons Sunday morning. The authentic replica, 88 feet in length, has no means of propulsion other than sail, so a 1964 tugboat, the C.L.Churchill, serves as power. As part of the Lois McClure’s 2017 Legacy Tour commemorating the Erie Canal Bicentennial, the Lois McClure docked in Lyons... more
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