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Corning Museum Glass Barge to visit Seneca Falls this summer

The Corning Museum of Glass has announced that its 2018 GlassBarge tour will visit Seneca Falls Sept. 1 to 3.

The stop on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal Harbor downtown is part of a four-month summer tour that begins May 17 in Brooklyn, heads north on the Hudson River and then west along the Erie Canal system. A ceremonial last leg of the trip will take place by land, concluding in Corning with a community-wide celebration Sept. 22.

“The town of Seneca Falls is excited to see the return of the GlassBarge to our Canal Harbor this Labor Day weekend,” said Jim Spina, commissioner of parks and recreation. “Residents and visitors alike will enjoy this unique opportunity to witness glass blowing in a relaxed outdoor setting.”

A flotilla of historic ships will accompany the GlassBarge, including the Lois McClure, a replica of an 1862 canal barge, and the C.L. Churchill, a 1964 tugboat, both part of the permanent collection of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.

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