Erie Canal http://wrvo.org en Residents along Erie Canal are rediscovering it via bike http://wrvo.org/post/residents-along-erie-canal-are-rediscovering-it-bike <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many New Yorkers who live along the Erie Canal are rediscovering the waterway via long-distance bicycle trips.</span></p><p>The recreational trail along the canal is becoming a well-used resource by people living in towns that were built by the canal. And they’re spending money too.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:19:19 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59235 at http://wrvo.org Residents along Erie Canal are rediscovering it via bike Environmental group tests Erie Canal and Oswego River water for invasive species http://wrvo.org/post/environmental-group-tests-erie-canal-and-oswego-river-water-invasive-species <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/newyork/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Nature Conservancy</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and other environmental groups are making use of a recently developed DNA sampling technique to determine whether or not any invasive species might be swimming, living or growing in the Oswego River and Erie Canal. By taking hundreds of water samples, the group believes it can slow the growth of invasive species in the state.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:26:56 +0000 Gino Geruntino 58344 at http://wrvo.org Environmental group tests Erie Canal and Oswego River water for invasive species Erie Canal opens for 190th season, as commercial shipping returns http://wrvo.org/post/erie-canal-opens-190th-season-commercial-shipping-returns <p></p><p>The Erie Canal and New York's smaller waterways are open for their&nbsp;190th&nbsp;consecutive season connecting New York Harbor with the Great Lakes and other points west and north.</p><p>The 524 miles of waterways drove the rise of upstate New York's cities two centuries ago.&nbsp;<a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/barge-traffic-increases-along-erie-canal-thanks-canada" target="_blank">Now, the canal</a>&nbsp;is mostly a tourism and recreation path.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:14:32 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55426 at http://wrvo.org Erie Canal opens for 190th season, as commercial shipping returns 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