The Erie Canal Will Be Explored in RIT Lecture, Nov. 20

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Local history buffs may be interested to learn more about the Erie Canal.

Engineer F. Andrew Wolfe will answer that question in his lecture, The Engineering of the Structures of the Enlarged Erie Canal: Why So Many Survived to Today. The lecturefree and open to the publicwill be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, in the auditorium of the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus.

Wolfe is a professor of engineering at State University of New York Institute of Technology in Utica. His talk will focus on why the structures of the 1840s era Erie Canal are still in good condition.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Rochester Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and RIT.

For more information, call 585-381-9034.