Genesee Brewery tank barge schedule released

Genesee Brewery tank barge schedule released

May 19, 2017 03:53 PM

The first beer tank for the Genesee Brewery began its trip in Waterford on Friday to make a trip across the Erie Canal to Rochester.

The tanks were supposed to launch last week, but high water on the canal pushed back the date. Officials were notified Thursday that they had received clearance to launch the barge Friday morning. It will leave Waterford around 11 a.m.

The tanks are expected to arrive in Rochester on May 29/30.  Below is the full tentative schedule:

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May 19: First barge of tanks departs Port of Coheymans and enters Erie Canal at Waterford; After passing through the Waterford locks, this barge will remain in the canal in Waterford for several days until May 23, to allow additional barges carrying Genesee tanks to enter the canal as well. 

May 23: Tanks will proceed to Niskayuna to Scotia to Rotterdam Junction/Glenville to Cranesville to Amsterdam to Tribes Hill

May 24: Tribes Hill to Randall to Canajoharie to Fort Plain to Mindenville

May 25: Mindenville to Little Falls to Frankfort to Utica

May 27: New London to Brewerton to Baldwinsville

May 28: Baldwinsville to Mays Point to Clyde to Lyons

May 29/30: Lyons to Newark to Palmyra to Macedon to Pittsford to Henrietta; Tanks arrive at 150 Lee Road in Rochester 

The tanks are part of a multi-million dollar renovation for the brewery.


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