For Immediate Release: 05/16/19

The 195th navigation season on the Erie Canal opens Friday in Rochester, with the dedication of a new tugboat named after Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a famed leader of the women's suffrage movement.

Coline Jenkins, Stanton's great-great granddaughter, will be among those on hand to dedicate the 26-foot vessel, which will be stationed at the Canal maintenance facility in Albion.

WHAT: Dedication of new tug Elizabeth Cady Stanton

WHERE: Corn Hill Landing, 288 Exchange Boulevard, Rochester (event will be on canal wall just east of shopping plaza with Tony D's restaurant) Exact location here:

WHEN: May 17, 10 a.m.

WHO: New York Power Authority President and CEO Gil Quiniones, Canal Corporation Director Brian Stratton, Coline Jenkins, great-great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

NOTE: In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in a tent adjacent to the tug.

About the New York State Canal Corporation

New York's canal system includes four historic canals: the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca. Spanning 524 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. In 2019, New York will mark the 200th anniversary of the first trip taken on the Erie Canal, from Rome to Utica.

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Steven Gosset
Media Relations
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