Ithaca to Seneca Falls, July 17th

Passing the Allan H. Treman State Marine Park on the Port and the entrance markers to the creek as we exit, the trip to Seneca Falls requires a full run of the lake from South to North. At the north end is a channel junction where north leads to the lock 1 and the Erie canal while west leads to lock 2 of the Cayuga-Seneca canal system the runs to Seneca Falls and to Seneca Lake.

The Allan H. Treman State Marine Park, Creek entrance markers, Sign at junction to Cayuga Seneca canal to lock 2.

The Trinity church is the first thing that comes into view on the approach to Seneca Falls. One of the most interesting things about Seneca Falls is that the main industrial area is now under Van Cleef Lake not far from where the boat was when this picture was taken. There are interesting displays in museums in town that show the old and new town and waterways.

The town dock is excellent and offers power in some locations.

The Trinity church, The town dock, West bridge over the canal

Seneca Knitting Mills

Another interesting thing about Seneca Falls is that the first convention of womans rights took place in town in 1848. The banner in the picture below is advertizing the Seneca Falls convention days where homes and shops are opened for the public to sample a piece of history.

Main area of town, The first meeting place of the convention on womans rights

One key aspect for the success of the womans movement was the printing press that enable the movement to print their views and the canal system that enabled the movement of the printed copy throughout the country. The print shop open because of convention days and a printer showed everyone who the presses worked and let members of the public try their hand at making copy.

Printing press, The set type and a picture, The printed result matching the type,

Other pictures of the presses from the presses, All the type in various sizes and fonts

You can take a walking architectural tour of one part of town where many different styles of homes were built by the factory owners and the members of high society of the day.

Examples of architecture from tour, Train station which was also part of the tour, The Knitting Mill at night.


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