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Seneca Falls Canal Harbor boater facility to open

The New York State Canal Corporation and the Town of Seneca Falls today announced the completion of renovations of the ground floor of 89 Falls Street to provide boater services including restrooms and shower facilities for travelers on the NYS Canal System. Carmella R. Mantello, Director of the Canal Corporation, said, “The Seneca Falls Boatstop project, completed through funding assistance provided by the Erie Canal Greenway Grant Program and the Town of Seneca Falls enhances services available to travelers and will have a beneficial effect on the character of the community. We would like to thank the Town of Seneca Falls for partnering with the Canal Corporation and commend them for their ongoing efforts by enhancing this recreational and tourism asset of the Canal System.”Peter Same, Town Supervisor, said, “Our historic community is blessed with a beautiful waterfront with docking facilities for boaters that travel the Cayuga-Seneca Canal. This new facility will provide some very important amenities for travelers. We have converted the lower level of a three story building that will provide bathrooms, showers and laundry accommodations. We intend to provide a harbor master during the summer months to welcome visitors and provide directions to our local attractions. I would like to extend my thanks to Director Mantello and her staff at the Canal Corporation for all of their support throughout this project.” The Erie Canal Greenway Grant Program, administered by the Canal Corporation, was created to help spur community revitalization along the 524-mile Canal System. Fifty-four Greenway grants were awarded on a competitive basis to local communities and non-profit organizations for capital projects that enhance and promote tourism, recreation, historic interpretation, and community revitalization in 19 counties along the New York State Canal System. All grants require a 50/50 local matchThe New York State Canal System is comprised of four historic waterways, the Erie, the Champlain, the Oswego and the Cayuga-Seneca Canals. Spanning 524 miles across New York State, the waterway links the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes and the Niagara River with communities rich in history and culture. For more information on the New York State Canal Corporation, please call 518-436-2799 or visit the Canal Corporation’s Website at www.nyscanals.gov.

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