WATERFORD — A Lewiston woman’s work is among the photos recognized in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor’s 18th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest.
Judges selected first, second, and third place winners in four contest categories as well as 12 honorable mentions from a field of 314 entries. Beverly Goldschmidt of Lewiston was among the Honorable Mention recipients for her image “A Golden USS The Sullivans” (Buffalo).
“As we approach the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal in 2025, these images reveal to us what makes New York’s canals worth preserving, visiting, and celebrating. We congratulate the winners and appreciate everyone who entered and shared the places and activities they love along New York’s extraordinary canals,” Bob Radliff, executive director of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, said.
From colorful sunrises to fog to brilliant reflections, winning images highlight various seasons, moods, and activities along the canals.
New York State Canal Corporation Director Brian U. Stratton added, “I send my heartfelt congratulations to the winners of this year’s annual photo contest, and my thanks to all of the exceptional photographers, amateur and professional alike, who participated. This year’s photos help us showcase the remarkable sights and recreational resources along the canal system. As celebrate the bicentennial of the Champlain Canal and prepare for the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal’s completion, they are a wonderful reminder of the Erie Canal’s legacy, impact, and presence in New York, both today and through generations of our history.”
Winning images can be viewed online and will be featured in the 2024 Erie Canalway calendar. The popular calendar will be available for free at libraries, visitor centers, and by request beginning in December.
Winning photos may be viewed at www.eriecanalway.org/gallery/photo-contests.