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David Minor <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 9 Feb 2011 21:36:28 -0500
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Maybe you’ve sung about that four-legged equine named Sal; maybe you’ve
wondered how that giant structure on a canal - that looks like a
guillotine –operates. Or maybe you’ve navigated the entire New York State
Barge Canal System. Whichever category you fall into you’ll find much more
of interest as you study canals around the world. And you’re in luck - one
of the premiere annual events in west/central New York State is less than
a month away.

Virtual canal experiences await. Travel along the original Clinton’s Ditch
s well as the Barge Canal System of today, exploring the various
aqueducts. Learn of the many preservation challenges facing waterway fans
today. Follow the travels of three generations of a Barge Canal family.
Cross our border to the north to explore Ontario’s Desjardins and
Burlington canals. Cross the Atlantic to barge across Southern Germany.

You’ll also learn of this year’s upcoming CSNYS field trips to the
Champlain Canal system and to the canals of Western Wayne County here in
New York.

All these and various other canal-related programs will be part of the
Canal Society of New York State’s daylong 2011 Winter Symposium, to be
held March fifth at the Monroe Community College campus in Rochester, New

CSNYS membership is not a requirement to attend (we will, however, welcome
those who will decide they’re having such a grand experience and want to
become members).

Pre-registration cost prior to February 23rd is $40 per person. Contact:

David L. Kipp
61 Thistledown Drive
Rochester, NY 14617

The $40 per person cost covers a continental breakfast, coffee break,
lunch, parking and speaker fees. Provide Davd Kipp with the names of the
attendees and a reach telephone number. A check for $40 should be made
payable to:

Canal Society of New York State

Registration can be made on the day of the seminar at $50 per person.

A downloadable program can be found at the society’s website at:


Rochester area map at:

MCC Campus map at:

Parking will be in Lot M, behind the Warshof Conference Center, site of
the conference. Enter the lobby at the northeast corner of Building 3.