The SS Columbia Project is excited to present the Hudson River Story Barge – a traveling arts and culture celebration of boats, cargo, people, and ideas, and how they all came together to influence the region’s river, canals, and ports. Programs will be hosted aboard the historic covered barge Pennsylvania Railroad No. 399 (a surrogate vessel, since Columbia is currently in Buffalo undergoing restoration). Events include an onboard exhibit, a 360 virtual reality tour of Columbia, performances, interactive workshops, a STEAM board game for kids (designed by NYU’s Design For America team), and more. All events are free and open to the public.


Kingston: October 5-15, 2017


The Hudson River Story barge will be docked on the Rondout Creek at the Hudson River Maritime Museum (50 Roundout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401).

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Waterford: September 9-10, 2017


The Hudson River Story Barge will be docked near Lock 2 of the Erie Canal in Waterford. For directions, it is best to enter the Waterford Water Works parking lot (127 Second Street, Waterford, NY 12188), where parking will be provided.



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
BARGE TALK: GROWING COMMERCE ON THE CANALS AND THE RIVER
11AM – 12PM

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
BARGE TALK: ANNIVERSARY NEWS FOR CANALS & UPDATES FROM ERIE CANALWAY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR
2PM – 3PM

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
BARGE TALK: HISTORY AND STORY BEHIND THE 2017 TUG OF THE YEAR
11AM – 12PM

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
BARGE TALK: THE 9/11 BOAT LIFT FROM MANHATTAN
1:30PM – 2:30PM

Learn about the 9/11 boat lift from Manhattan as told by a captain of a tug involved!

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