Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host a replica 18th century bateaux (flat-bottomed cargo boats) owned by the Mabee Farm Historic Site and crewed by Schulyers Company of New York Provincials and other reenactors, while in route from Rome to Rotterdam Junction.
The trip is roughly 87 miles long, and recreates similar journeys that occurred on the Mohawk River prior to the building of the Erie Canal. Captain David Manthey and the crew welcomes the public to witness their landing at the Yankee Hill Picnic Area between 5pm and 6pm on the evening of August 25, 2011 and to ask questions.
For more information call the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center at (518) 829- 7516 or email [email protected] More information about the Batteaux journey is available online.
Photo: Bateaux on Lake George in 2008. Photo courtesy Marc Edgar, The Big Row 2011.