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Field Trip to the NYSM: The Windlass of the Erie Canal

Join Senior Historian and Curator, Brad Utter, for a tour of the giant windlass in our exhibit Enterprising Waters: New York's Erie Canal. Check out this cool structure, learn how it worked, and how the canal warehouse served as the “Amazon of the 19th century”.