Steam powered machines worked alongside teams of mules, and men with shovels and pickaxes to expand the Erie Canal into the Barge Canal in 1914. The road bed of the old Main Street bridge was lifted by cables. It was replaced during the expansion with the lift-bridge we use today.
Today, community members gathered at the DPW Building to witness the dedication of a mural painted by local artist, Stacey Kirby (who has produced 8 others in the area). The photographs can speak for themselves. Yet again, it is an example of what can be accomplished when you have a group of people who know how to get things done....things that enhance our beautiful village.
The project was made possible with funds from a decentralization grant from the Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester and matching funds from the Art and Aesthetics Committee of Walk! Bike! Brockport! Many thanks to all those who made this such a great event.
The Artist - Stacey Kirby
The Musician - Mark Ketchum
The Mayor - Margay Blackman
The Poet - Bill Heyen
The Village Historian Emeritus - Bill Andrews
Mural Unveiling - Stacey Kirby
So appropriate that the refreshments were in one of the bays on top of a lift.
Brockport - The Victorian Village on the Erie Canal