Farmington Canal

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2020 Summer Program

50 years ago, the Dutch-American illustrator Peter Spier published The Erie Canal, a rich visual guide to America’s greatest constructed waterway.

Spier’s joyful artwork will guide your building of a section of Connecticut’s Farmington Canal that connected New Haven to Massachusets. Construct a mini Passenger Boat, a Cargo Boat, a working lock (for outside play), a low bridge, and the Taverns and Stables that grew up along the canal.

Immerse yourself in the first community to community network. Visit the remains of the Canal with video.

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