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Wayne Post
  • Something old made new again

  • The Enlarged Erie Lock 60 and Gallup’s Change Bridge No. 39 in Macedon was awarded the 2013 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission during a special ceremony today, Wednesday, June 26 at the Palmyra Community Library.

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  • The Enlarged Erie Lock 60 and Gallup’s Change Bridge No. 39 in Macedon was awarded the 2013 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission during a special ceremony today, Wednesday, June 26 at the Palmyra Community Library. The award honors and celebrates significant places of the Erie Canalway and recognizes excellence in advancing the goals of the Erie Canalway Preservation and Management Plan.
    “Once completely overgrown and forgotten by time, these historic sites have been transformed into a park that is accessible to visitors coming by boat, bike, footpath and car,” said Vicky Daly, Erie Canalway commissioner.
    Volunteers worked countless hours with the town and village, community and service organizations as well as businesses to preserve the lock and bridge abutments.
    “I don’t know if you know how lucky I am to have these people,” Macedon Supervisor Bill Hammond said, motioning to the volunteers in attendance at the meeting, adding his thanks to all those who made the new park what it is now.
    Today, the lock has become a tourist destination — a park with a dock for boaters, marked trails and wayfinding and interpretative signs. It offers solitude, beauty, history and relaxation for those who come to walk or jog the trails or stop for an afternoon picnic.
    Read more in next week's Wayne Post on newsstands July 3.
     

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