Group Plans to Launch Canal Boat This Spring

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Starting late this spring people will be able to take excursions on the city's rivers on a full-sized replica of an 1840s canal boat.

The boat, built in Albany, New York, is 54 feet long and can seat 40 people for a sightseeing tour and up to 30 people for a dinner tour or party.

"For 15 years people have been expressing a desire to have access to the rivers," said Irene Walters of Friends of the Rivers at a news conference unveiling the boat on Thursday. "Finally it's happening."

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