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Spring Field Trip 2013

Northern Terminus of the Delaware & Hudson Canal
Rondout to Alligerville, NY

April 26 – 28, 2013
Headquarters: Garden Plaza (Formerly Holiday Inn) Kingston, NY

In addition to exciting 19th century canal sites, including a Roebling canal aqueduct remnant, we will see the Hudson River port at Rondout where it meets the river, and the historic Rosendale cement industry, a canal museum and a maritime museum. A boat trip to a Hudson lighthouse and up the Rondout is also scheduled.

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Friday, April 26

Early Bird – 2 p.m.
Walkway over the Hudson

Dinner
On your own; List of suggestions/options will be available at Garden Plaza front desk.

Registration and Evening Program 7 p.m. at Garden Plaza
Bill Merchant, President of the D&H Canal Society Museum, will give us a short primer on the canal, plus we will have the usual Friday night trip pre-view, and other housekeeping notes.

Saturday, April 27

8 a.m.
Bus departs from the Garden Plaza

STOP 1
8:15 – 9 a.m.
Rondout / Kingston Waterfront We will start our tour where the coal boats ended their trip, which is at the Rondout Landing waterfront and Coal Island.

STOP 2
9:45 – 11 a.m.
Century House Museum / Snyder Estates This intriguing site will allow us to see and learn about all aspects of producing and shipping natural “Rosendale” cement, from the mine itself to the kilns and processing buildings, the company headquarters and D&H Canal loading slip still visible

STOP 3
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Eddyville, Lock 1, Basin, and Weighlock We will backtrack to Eddyville to view the remains of Lock 1 and the start of canal navigation.

STOP 4
11:45 – 12:30 p.m.
LUNCH at Anchorage Restaurant, Eddyville. The Anchorage Restaurant uses the old administration building of the canal.

STOP 5
1 – 3 p.m.
High Falls is the home of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Society’s Museum, which is where we will begin our exploration of the area.

STOP 6
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Old Lock 21. We will stop to explore the only intact remaining lock from the pre-enlarged canal.

STOP 7 
4 – 4:30 p.m.
New Lock 21. We will end the tour by stopping at the site of new Lock 21 and the Peterkills Aqueduct.

5 p.m.
Return to Hotel

6:30 p.m.
Cash Bar

7:30 - 10 p.m.
Banquet and evening program
The after dinner speaker will be local historian Rik Rydant, who will talk about Naturalist John Burroughs and High Falls.

Sunday, April 28

9:30 a.m.
Hudson River Cruise. A two hour boat ride beginning at Rondout / Kingston Waterfront aboard the Rip Van Winkle. Cruise includes CASH galley with coffee, food and bar on board. Directions: See map.

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