Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is launching a virtual “Lunchbox Lesson” series, set to begin on Wednesday, April 28th with a talk about the St. Lawrence Seaway.
St. Lawrence County Historical Association Executive Director, Ashley Maready, who will present an overview history of the St. Lawrence Seaway, including its construction, operation, and significance. This engineered waterway from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic changed the way cargo moved from the interior of North America to the global marketplace during the mid-20th century. Maready will talk about the Seaway’s impacts on New York and the far-reaching implications of a newer canal channel.
Maready has been a history museum professional for over a decade and holds a B.A. in history and philosophy from Hood College and an M.A. in applied history from Shippensburg University.
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will offer free online lunch time programs during the next several months covering a range of interesting history topics.
This program will begin at noon and is free and open to the public. For more information or to view this program, call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, or visit their website.
Photo of the Eisenhower Locks in Massena, part of the St. Lawrence Seaway.