The Batteau Program - 1992-1994


Two hundred years ago, the geography of inland navigation between the upper Hudson River and the Great Lakes at Oswego crossed what was to become the State of New York. It is best portrayed on this map, dating from 1772, which shows the chain of connected waterways leading to the west.

The 1772 map of the navigation route

Learn more about this important 18th century waterways map of the inland navigation on the State Museum website.

During its three years of field service, the replica batteau "Discovery" provided programming to waterfront communities over most of the 18th century navigation system.

1992

During the navigation season of 1992, the batteau provided programming in the eastern section of the old navigation, including the communities of Albany, Schenectday, Scotia, Rotterdam Junction, Amsterdam, Fort Hunter, Fultonville and Canjoharie, among other locations east of Fort Plain.

1993

During the navigation season of 1993, the batteau provided programming in the central section of the old navigation, including the communities of Utica, Marcy, Rome and Sylvan Beach, among other locations east of Oneida Lake.

1994

During the navigation season of 1994, the batteau provided programming in the western section of the old navigation, including the communities of Oswego, Fulton, Phoenix, Three Rivers, and Syracuse, among other locations east of Onondaga Lake.


 


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