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Steam power revisits Erie Canal in Waterford (with photo gallery)

Old technology graces region for festival

The 10th Annual Steamboat Meet in Waterford Saturday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
The 10th Annual Steamboat Meet in Waterford Saturday.
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A cool cloud of water vapor drifting over the promenade along the Erie Canal in the town of Waterford signaled the presence of a mode of transportation that hasn’t been widely used in many decades. The 10th annual Steamboat Meet on Saturday harkened back to an era when technology had advanced beyond wind or oars or mules for movement, but hadn’t yet progressed to the motorized speed boats of the 20th century. Relaxing inside his ...

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July 9, 2012
12:11 a.m.

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Hope that Wood they used came from within 60 miles,Otherwise they Broke the law !! Good ole NY !!