FORT HUNTER, NY (NEWS10) – The Friends of Schoharie Crossing will host an educational presentation on the Western Inland Lock Navigation Company, leading to the creation of the Erie Canal. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m., inside the Enders House at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site.
The “Lock, Stock, & Western Navigation” discussion will be the topic of the historic site, organizers noted. Attendees will learn about the efforts of the Western Inland Lock Navigation Company, a private company, to improve transportation in New York State.
Site staff Kathryn Shoop will explore the people, places and plan that was to revolutionize the movement of goods through New York, as the predecessor to the Erie Canal. The presentation will be preceded by a short meeting of the Friends of Schoharie Crossing. This program and the meeting are free and open to the public.
For more information about programs at Schoharie Crossing, please contact the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, or visit our NYS parks online.