Photographs taken by three local residents will be included in the 2015 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Calendar.
The images were winners in the 2014 Erie Canalway Photo Contest, which seeks out scenes that capture the beauty and character of the corridor.
Among the winners are Linda Wroble of Schenectady, who won first place in the On the Water category for her photo “Where Sky Meets Water, Schuylerville,” and Robert Thorpe of Galway, whose photo “Steamboat Festival, Waterford” won second place in the Fun and Festivities category. Susan Meyer of Schuylerville won third place in the Nature of the Canal category for her photo “Frosted Trees at Hudson Crossing, Schuylerville.”
Debbie Krohl of Clifton Park received honorable mention for her photo “Glens Falls Feeder Canal, Glens Falls.”
Judges selected 12 winners from nearly 300 entries. First-, second- and third-place photographs were chosen in each of four contest categories: Bridges, Buildings and Locks; On the Water; Fun and Festivities;
and the Nature of the Canal. In addition, 12 photographs received honorable mention.
Free 2015 Erie Canalway calendars will be distributed starting Dec. 1 throughout upstate New York. Locations where they will be available will be posted at www.eriecanalway.org in November.
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor spans 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York, encompassing the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego and Champlain canals and their historic alignments, as well as more than 230 canal communities.
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission and the Erie Canalway Heritage Fund work in partnership to preserve the canalway’s heritage, promote the corridor as a tourism destination and foster vibrant communities connected by the waterway.