About the Voyage
The 259-foot long historic canal motorship -- the first and last of her kind -- welcomed aboard 8,000 people at 14 ports-of-call from Plattsburgh to New York Harbor in August and September of 2009. The Day Peckinpaugh raised awareness of 400 years of maritime progress on New York’s canals and rivers that followed in the wake of Henry Hudson and Samuel de Champlain.
Rescued from the scrap yard in 2005, the Day Peckinpaugh is now the largest single item in the collection of the New York State Museum. The tour marks its first voyage in its new role as a traveling museum.
The 2009 Day Peckinpaugh Legacy Tour was organized by:
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor in conjunction with
Saratoga National Historical Park, the New York State Museum, NYS Canal Corporation, and participating communities with funding support by Congressman Maurice Hinchey.