Erie Canal http://wrvo.org en New York in the World: The history behind the state's economy http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-world-history-behind-states-economy <p><em>All this week, we’ll be bringing you&nbsp; a series of stories from the documentary about the state of the economy in New York state. "New York in the World" with Garrick Utley will air on WRVO Public Media&nbsp; Sunday, August 25 at 7 p.m. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:52:06 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard & Garrick Utley 42821 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: The history behind the state's economy Increase in barges coming through Oswego causes unanticipated problems http://wrvo.org/post/increase-barges-coming-through-oswego-causes-unanticipated-problems <p></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:19:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 42744 at http://wrvo.org Increase in barges coming through Oswego causes unanticipated problems Sailing through history http://wrvo.org/post/sailing-through-history <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The Lois McClure is a replica of an 1862 canal schooner that's also a floating museum. This summer she's commemorating 19th century transportation history by traveling from Lake Champlain, across the canal system to Buffalo, down the St. Lawrence river to Montreal, and back again.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 10:40:00 +0000 Sarah Harris 40527 at http://wrvo.org Sailing through history Barge traffic increases along Erie Canal http://wrvo.org/post/barge-traffic-increases-along-erie-canal <p>New York's Erie Canal is reviving its history to again be an economic corridor for commercial shipping through upstate New York — after decades of being mostly used by recreational boats.</p><p>Shipping from Canada is expected to lead to a level of commercial traffic not seen in decades. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:14:08 +0000 Ryan Delaney 40090 at http://wrvo.org Barge traffic increases along Erie Canal 20 year high expected for commercial traffic on canals http://wrvo.org/post/20-year-high-expected-commercial-traffic-canals <p>While often seen as an economic lifeline of another era, New York's canals are poised to have a big year for moving freight; almost two centuries after goods were first transported on the upstate New York waterway. Tue, 07 May 2013 13:13:22 +0000 Ryan Delaney 37390 at http://wrvo.org 20 year high expected for commercial traffic on canals Union, advocates, push back on Canal Corporation layoffs http://wrvo.org/post/union-advocates-push-back-canal-corporation-layoffs <p>The <a href="http://www.thruway.ny.gov/index.shtml" target="_blank">New York Thruway Authority's</a> decision to layoff 234 staff as part of a strategy to address its financial predicament includes the loss of 42 canal workers who maintain 57 locks along <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/exploring-continent-who-needs-sails-when-you-have-sun" target="_blank">the 524-mile length of the Erie Canal that connects the Hudson River to Lake Erie</a> in the west. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 06:40:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Matthew Leonard 33519 at http://wrvo.org Union, advocates, push back on Canal Corporation layoffs