The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter and the Fulton County Historical Society are teaming up to present a virtual two program series, looking at the history of Great Sacandaga Lake.
On July 8th at 6:30 pm, Schoharie Crossing Education Director David Brooks will present “15 Miles on the Sacandaga Canal? – The Canal Craze,” discussing the construction and success of the Erie Canal and the subsequent “canal craze” that sparked the idea of a Great Sacandaga Canal.
On July 15th at 6:30 pm, Fulton County Historical Society Executive Director Samantha Hall-Saladino will present “Sacandaga Soiree: Tides and Tourism,” exploring the tourism boom on the Great Sacandaga Lake from the 1940s to the present.
These programs will be presented virtually via Webex. The links to join the presentations can be found online.
Photo of Great Sacandaga Lake Overlook courtesy Wikimedia user Paul Wieland.