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Canalboat Mary Jemison to be retired

Canalboat Mary Jemison to be retired

Corn Hill Navigation says it's retiring the historic canal boat Mary Jemison and replacing her with a new vessel.

Corn Hill founder Ted Curtis says the wooden-hulled boat has served various owners for nearly a century, and the cost of maintaining her in the future convinced the board to put the money into a newer boat.

The Mary Jemison carried passengers on the canal and the Genesee River for eight seasons beginning in 2005, 10-thousand of them students. In her final years of service she carried more passengers from Corn Hill Landing in downtown Rochester than Corn Hill's first canal boat, the Sam Patch, which sails from Schoen Place in Pittsford.



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