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Canal Days a celebration of the old ways

The Canal Days celebrated its 30th anniversary. Here, folks take a look at the DeSager Bateau, used to transport cargo in the 18th century.
The Canal Days celebrated its 30th anniversary. Here, folks take a look at the DeSager Bateau, used to transport cargo in the 18th century.
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When kids first arrive at Canal Days at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, there are a few things that catch their attention right away — like the ice cream booth, the big colorful bounce house and the spit and sputter of a dozen old-fashioned engines running at once. Sure, it’s a historic site, but most who come out aren’t necessarily there for the history. And David Manthey, guardian of an 18th-century bateau, actually prefers ...


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