New York State Canal
Rochester, NY at Monroe Community College
March 2, 2013
Enjoy a day learning about historic canals from the experts who know them best! The 2013 symposium includes a presentation about life on the Erie Canal, Great Lakes shipping and the Day Peckinpaugh, issues for today’s Erie Canal, and a tour report of the Canal Society of New York State’s Fall 2012 trip to the canals and
inland waterways of Belgium.
Continental breakfast and lunch are included. Check back here for the agenda,
The Symposium planning committee invites people to submit abstracts/descriptions for papers to be presented at the Canal Society of New York State’s Annual Winter Symposium at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York on March 2, 2013. We welcome any topic that is directly or indirectly related to historic or operating New York State Canals, canals and inland waterways worldwide, and the communities through which they run. Categories for topics include, but are not limited to:
Engineering and Shipping
Economic Development and Revitalization
Folklore and Tales
Boats and Vessels
Recreation and Tourism
Canal systems of other states, countries
Canal Curiosities (Aqueducts, Boatlifts, other features)
Presentations shall last no more than 45 minutes, including questions. The conference room is fully equipped with state-of–the-art computers, video, and digital projection. Authors should submit their paper’s title, an abstract/description of no more than 500 words, and the principal author’s name, title, affiliation plus a brief biography via email to the Winter Symposium Planning Committee.
Once authors are accepted, and properly notified, authors are to submit their full presentation to Tom Grasso two weeks before the event.