Erie Canalway announces photo contest winners

This photo of the Canal Park in Waterford won first place in the Canal Communities category of the 14th Annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. It was taken by Wesley Merritt, Clifton Park.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 October 2019 at 10:08 am

Image of Holley Waterfalls receives an honorable mention

The winning photos in the 14th Annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest have been announced by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

The 12 winning images will be showcased in the 2020 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calendar, which will be available for free at libraries and visitor centers beginning in December.

The first place winner in “Classic Canal” shows the Tugboat Erie in Little Falls. The photo was taken by Frank Forte of Little Falls.

Judges selected first, second and third place photographs in four contest categories from nearly 250 entries. In addition, twelve photographs received an honorable mention, including one that shows the Holley Waterfalls.

“These beautiful photos showcase the dramatic landscapes, rich heritage, and vibrant communities along this historic waterway,” said Bob Radliff, Erie Canalway Executive Director. “We hope they inspire people to explore this extraordinary place and celebrate the canal that built the Empire State.”

Click here to see the winning photos.

This photo of the Holley Waterfalls was one of 12 photos to receive an honorable mention. It was taken by Lois Ann Matteson of Penfield.

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