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Old barge joins historic, scenic rehab plans

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Plans to turn a historic Erie Canal motorized barge into a floating museum that would travel the canal have received federal funding, Gov. David Paterson announced Thursday. The proposed conversion of the canal freighter Day Peckinpaugh will receive $3.1 million, said Clifford Siegfried, director of the New York State Museum. “It was built specifically to the dimensions of the canal,” Siegfried said. “It is the only one left of its kind.” The museum’s rehabilitation of ...

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April 3, 2009
10:52 a.m.

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All these millions being handed out, but nothing for our USS Slater. A slap in the face for our US Navy vets!