The mile-and-a-half Delaware Avenue Heritage Corridor connects Green Island with Waterford, proceeds through Cohoes and north to Peebles Island State Park. The Corridor includes the Van Schaick Mansion, Matton Shipyard and Peebles Island State Park and follows the Delaware Avenue Trail portion of the State-wide Empire State Trail. [Read more…] about Cohoes Delaware Avenue Heritage Corridor History Event
The public is invited to explore Delaware Avenue in Cohoes on Saturday, June 11th from 11 am to 4 pm.
A coalition of community organizations will be showcasing the corridor’s rich history with free re-enactments, walks, talks, and performances. [Read more…] about Cohoes’ Delaware Avenue History Celebration On Saturday
The Erie Canalway Heritage Fund, the nonprofit partner of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, has announced funding from the New York State Regional Economic Development Council initiative (REDC) for the Matton Shipyard Preservation and Adaptive Reuse Initiative in Cohoes.
Announced on December 13, the funding award of $373,400 is expected to be used to stabilize three original structures of the early 20th century ship building and repair facility, remediate environmental hazards, and stabilize 740-feet of Hudson River shoreline to prevent further erosion. [Read more…] about Matton Shipyard Preservation Receives Funding
The Matton Shipyard initiative has made advances this summer toward stabilizing and transforming the former shipyard at Peebles Island State Park in Cohoes/Waterford.
Final concept renderings are nearly complete and planning documents produced by Fisher Associates will be released this fall. Ryan-Biggs/Clark-Davis has completed engineering assessments of the waterfront, with special assistance from Waterford resident Curtis King who provided boat access to the site. [Read more…] about Peebles Island Matton Shipyard Project Update
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor was awarded a $5,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from the John E. Streb Fund for New York. These grant funds will be used to conduct a feasibility and master planning study of Matton Shipyard, a threatened early 20th century facility important to the story of New York’s Erie Canal. The project will result in plans for re-purposed structures, interpretation, and community space open to the public. [Read more…] about Matton Shipyard Receives Historic Preservation Grant