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About Corn Hill Waterfront and Navigation Foundation

Founded in 1991, Corn Hill Navigation operates two tour vessels, on the Erie Canal at Schoen Place in the Town of Pittsford. Its cruises along the Erie Canal and the Genesee River provide unique insight into the region’s history, culture and distinctive biodiversity. Its mission is to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in on-the-water experiential learning and foster the preservation and improvement of the Erie Canal and Genesee River for future generations. Hundreds of thousands of people have come from all 50 states and more than 50 countries, including tens of thousands of students from schools across the Rochester and Finger Lakes Region, to experience the Erie Canal and Genesee River aboard a Corn Hill Navigation vessel. Ridership has grown 40 percent over the past ten years.

About Sam Patch

The Sam Patch replica 1800’s packet boat offers historical, educational, and entertaining cruises from Schoen Place in the Port of Pittsford. Launched in 1991, the boat’s mission is to increase awareness for Rochester’s waterways through guided tours along the Erie Canal, educating students, and hosting events that contribute to the region’s cultural landscape and tourism. Onboard amenities include drinks, snacks and restroom. Cruises depart daily from Schoen Place in Pittsford. Annually, over 11,000 people from all 50 states and more than 30 countries cruise on the Erie Canal on the Sam Patch, honoring the 19th-century mill worker who gained fame as America’s first daredevil by leaping off waterfalls, including Rochester’s High Falls.

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About Riverie

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Corn Hill Navigation Waterfront Center at the City of Rochester Downtown Harbor


Corn Hill Navigation Waterfront Center welcomes recreational boaters to downtown Rochester at Corn Hill Landing. The 2,200 square feet multi-use facility opens May 19 Wednesdays through Sundays. It offers a river-view patio and boater services, including harbormaster assistance, over 900 feet of dockage with an average water depth of four to six feet, water and electric hookups, sewage pump-out facilities, restrooms and showers. The overnight dockage fee and pump-out service both cost $5.

The center is also the headquarters and the ticket office for Corn Hill Navigation. Visitors can get tourism information and explore educational displays on the Erie Canal and Genesee River. Space is also available for educational programs, community events, meetings and social gatherings.