Enjoy a unique experience with this Sam Patch Erie Canal Boat Tour, cruising through Lock 32 and learning how a ditch transformed a wilderness settlement into America’s first boomtown. Book your tour today.
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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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Experience the fascinating history of the Erie Canal with the Sam Patch Erie Canal Tour, as you cruise through lock systems and past iconic landmarks in New York State. Discover the modern marvels of the Erie Canal with this unforgettable tour.