2012 Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winners Announced

WATERFORD, NY – Twelve images that capture the distinctive sights and scenes of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor have been selected as winners of the 2012 Erie Canalway Photo Contest.

Winning images will be featured in the 2013 Erie Canalway Calendar and can be viewed online at http://www.eriecanalway.org/gallery.php

Sailboat by Lighthouse (Oswego) by Joe Carey, 3rd Place, On the Water
Sailboat by Lighthouse (Oswego) by Joe Carey, 3rd Place, On the Water

Winning images include “Sailboat by Lighthouse” in Oswego, taken by Joe Carey of Syracuse.

“These outstanding images show us the beauty and character of the canal corridor and remind us of what makes it a unique place to celebrate and preserve,” said Beth Sciumeca, Executive Director of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

Judges selected twelve winners from more than 400 entries.

First, second and third place photographs were chosen in each of four contest categories: Bridges, Buildings, and Locks; On the Water; For the Fun of It; and The Nature of the Canal.
In addition, twelve photographs received an honorable mention.

The free 2013 Erie Canalway calendars will be available December 1 throughout upstate New York. Locations where the calendars will be available to the public will be posted at: www.eriecanalway.org in November.

2012 Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winners

Buildings, Bridges & Locks 
1st – Fairport at Dawn (Fairport) – Keith Boas, Fairport, NY
2nd – Winter Storage Canal Tugs (Whitesboro) – Roy Senn, New Hartford, NY
3rd – Frozen Canal (North Tonawanda) – Becky O’Connor, Grand Island, NY

On the Water
1st – Lock 33 Sunset (Pittsford) – Gary Eisenhart, Pittsford, NY
2nd – Tugboats and Pilings (Herkimer) – Lynn Cleveland, Frankfort, NY
3rd – Sailboat by Lighthouse (Oswego) – Joe Carey, Syracuse, NY

For the Fun of It
1st – Jogging in a Snowstorm (Bushnell’s Basin) – Keith Boas, Fairport, NY
2nd – Locking Through (Lockport) – Thomas Fitzrandolph, Lockport, NY
3rd – Cardboard Fun on the River (Schuylerville) – Mike Bielkiewicz, Mechanicville, NY

Nature of the Canal
1st – Reflections on the Erie (Little Falls) – Richard Vogt, Little Falls, NY
2nd – Sunrise on the Champlain (Waterford) – Max Kintner, Waterford, NY
3rd – Canal Duck Family (Pittsford) – Gary Eisenhart, Pittsford, NY

Honorable Mention Recipients
Sunset Over the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway (Rexford) – Debbie Krohl, Clifton Park, NY
Little Yellow & Blue (Macedon) – Marile Waterstraat, Macedon, NY
The Twins (Halfmoon) – Paul Barkevich, Clifton Park, NY
Wharf in Winter (Waterford) – Dale Evva Gelfand, Melrose, NY
Canal Buoys (Camillus) – Lind Torrey, Skaneateles, NY
Oswego River (Minetto)  – Pete Pinkerton, Walworth, NY
Albion Southview (Albion) – Stephen Drew, Rochester, NY
Moveable Barriers (Little Falls) – Darrell Nieman, Vernon Center, NY
Clinton Square Sunrise (Syracuse) – Andrew Lauren, Port Washington, NY
Gears of Yesteryear, Old Lock 60 (Macedon) – Doug Holland, Macedon, NY
The 1918 New Locks & The 1841 Old Locks (Lockport) – Stephen Bye, Lockport, NY
The Urger (Waterford) – Dale Evva Gelfand, Melrose, NY


The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor spans 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York, encompassing the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego, and Champlain canals and their historic alignments, as well as more than 230 canal communities.

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission, in partnership with the National Park Service, collaborates with government agencies, communities and organizations to protect and promote the canal corridor for all to use and enjoy. www.eriecanalway.org