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Explore Our Sam Patch Erie Canal Tours

Traverse the legendary Erie Canal — considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world — on a replica historic packet boat.

Cruises offer a rare perspective on the region’s cultural heritage, offering live narration and a trip through a century-old lock.

Each year, more than 11,000 people — representing all 50 states and more than 30 countries — cruise on the Erie Canal on the Sam Patch, named after a 19th-century mill working who became the first famous American daredevil by jumping off waterfalls, including Rochester’s High Falls.

Drinks, snacks, and bathroom are on board. Cruises depart Wednesday – Monday from Schoen Place in Pittsford.

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