Eagle Point, like a
butterfly, is in a state of
metamorphosis but still
offers visitors an
Through the tireless efforts of volunteers and the generosity
of donors, the point is becoming a park like destination.
The Day Peckinpaugh, docked here on her 500-mile voyage along
the Champlain and Hudson corridor in celebration of New York's
Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial. Rescued from the
scrapyard in 2005, this was the first voyage the vessel took in her
new role as a traveling museum.
Above: Looking North over the falls
Left: Looking South from the Point
before the Lock 10 Shanty was in place
Eagle Point at Sunset - Early Spring
Thanks to Hiking Mates of the Capital
Region for this image.
Historic Canal Stones Arrive at Eagle Point
After three years of collaborative work between HCP, NYS Canal Corporation, and the NY State's Historic Preservation Office, thirty historic
Lock Wall Stones - believed to be from the original Champlain Canal at a lock near Cohoes - have found a new home at Hudson Crossing
Park. With assistance from NYS Canal Corporation, Darren Tracey, Darryl Dumas and many other volunteers, the stones traveled to the
northern tip of the Lock C-5 Island, owned by NYS Canal Corporation, where they will soon become part of a new "Eagle Point Overlook".
Interpretive signage, made possible by a NYS Scenic Byway grant, will depict stories of the original Champlain Canal, the Lock #10
Locktenders' shanty, and the historic Lock Wall Stones. HCP is grateful to all who helped bring the stones to their new home where they may
now be enjoyed by the public.
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