The Symposium includes papers on topics that are directly or indirectly related to historic or operating New York State Canals, canals and inland waterways worldwide, and the communities through which they run.
Further information, a including a summary of the agenda and pre-registration procedures may be found at the Society’s
Canal Society is an organization of canal enthusiasts who study New York canal history, including its effect on the life and economy of the State- exchange information- promote interest in the canals in the United States and abroad- educate the public and encourage preservation of canal records, relics, structures and sites- and help restore abandoned canals and historic vessels, including replicating their structures.
Founded in Buffalo on October13, 1956, the Canal Society is a not-for-profit educational organization that enables people to visit canal sites in New York State and beyond through regular, organized field trips, to share information and ideas about preserving canal history and traditions, and to advocate for canal renewal and development.
Illustration: The first issue of the Canal Society of New York State’s journal Bottoming Out.
This year’s symposium will include a presentation, “Clinton’s Ditch and Enlarged Erie Aqueduct Survey” by Capt. Rob Mangold, Vice President, CSNY- “An Exploration of the Burlington and Desjardins Canals by Robert W. Sears, of the Canadian Canal Society- “Managing NYS Canal Infrastructure in Difficult Economic Times” by Carmella R. Mantello, Director of the NYS Canal Corporation- “Geographic Resources for the Erie Canal”- “Three Generations on the Erie Barge Canal: A Photographic Chronicle” by “High Canals and Deep Rivers—Southern Germany Waterways Tour” and more.
CSNYS membership is not a requirement to attend. Pre-registration cost prior to February 23rd is $40 per person.
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 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