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A History of the NY Aqueduct System

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A History of the NY Aqueduct System

Time: May 14, 2015 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: The Beacon Sloop Club
Street: 2 Red Flynn Dr.
City/Town: Beacon
Website or Map: http://www.beaconsloopclub.org
Phone: (845) 463-4660 or, (914) 879-1082
Event Type: free, lecture
Organized By: Steve Van der Merwe
Latest Activity: May 13, 2015

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Event Description

Beacon Sloop Club Winter Lecture Series concludes on Thursday, May 14th with A History of the NY Aqueduct System by historian Tom Tarnowsky.     

    The Old Croton Aqueduct was placed in service in 1842. In 1883 a commission was formed to build a second aqueduct from the Croton watershed as well as additional storage reservoirs. This aqueduct, known as the New Croton Aqueduct, was under construction from 1885 to 1893 and was placed in service in 1890.

    Since 1842, there have been no major interruptions of service other than brief annual shutdowns for the purpose of routine inspections during the period from 1842 to the Civil War. The New York City reservoir and aqueduct system has become an important component of the Hudson Valley watershed and ecosystem.

   This free event will be held on Thursday, May 14h, 7:00 pm at the Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Flynn Dr., Beacon, NY (adjacent to the harbor). In the event on inclement weather check the website at www.beaconsloopclub.org . For further information call, (845) 463-4660 or, (914) 879-1082

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