For Immediate Release: 05/19/2016
Shane Mahar | email@example.com
Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300
MEDIA ADVISORY: NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY AUTHORITY AND CANAL CORPORATION OPEN BREWERTON PIER WALL TO MARINERS
Friday, May 20
Brewerton Pier Wall
6 US Route 11
Central Square, New York 13036
The Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the new Brewerton Pier at the west end of Oneida Lake along the Erie Canal.
The $2.9 million project was announced in the fall of 2015 during Governor Cuomo’s “Capital for a Day” event in the greater Syracuse region. Located in the Town of Hastings, the pier is a critical stopping point for vessels and is located near area restaurants and other attractions. The new pier replaces the original pier that was built in 1911 and had fallen into disrepair.
The 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, the waterways link the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes, Niagara River and Lake Erie with communities rich in history and culture. For more information about the New York State Canal System, vacation opportunities and events call 1-800-4CANAL4 or visit www.canals.ny.gov.
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