Boating season on the Erie Canal is opening with the dedication of a new tugboat named after women’s suffrage movement leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
An event is planned at Corn Hill Landing along the canal in Rochester Friday morning to dedicate the 26-foot-long vessel. Stanton’s great-great-granddaughter Coline Jenkins will be on hand for the ceremony along with state officials.
The new tugboat will be stationed at the canal maintenance facility in Albion.
The 524-mile New York Canal System links the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes, and Lake Champlain.