For Immediate Release: 05/19/2016

Friday, May 20
1:00 p.m.

Brewerton Pier Wall
Erie Canal
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.


New York’s Canal system includes four historic canals: the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca. Spanning more than 500 miles, the waterway links the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. The canals form the backbone of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and connect hundreds of unique and historic communities. The Erie Canalway Trail is a multi-use trail, designed to accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, and cross-country skiers. More than three-quarters of the 365-mile Canalway Trail from Albany to Buffalo is now a dedicated off-road trail, much of it along the canal’s former towpath. Together the canals and trail create a world-class recreationway that is a vibrant, scenic and unique New York resource.

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Shane Mahar
Office of Media Relations and Communications
(518) 471-5300