Bushnell's Basin Public Boat Dock and Amenity Center Open for Business
|The Bushnell's Basin Dock & Amenity Center provides a place for boaters and visitors to stop, rest, recharge and take in all that the Basin has to offer.|
PERINTON, N.Y., (July 20, 2011) – The Town of Perinton officially opened its Bushnell's Basin Public Boat Dock and Amenity Center. The project represents one of the most significant improvements to the Canal by any area community in recent history.
The facility, located behind Hess Gas and Abbott's Custard at 624 Pittsford-Victor Road, features a 250-foot dock with power, water and pump-out capabilities, restrooms, and shower. Boats of all sizes, including kayaks and canoes, can dock any time of day, and visitors may even dock overnight for a nominal fee. Additionally, there are several informational kiosk and bench areas located around the Hamlet, pathway lighting on both sides of the Canal, and a new gravel path to a park area to the west, complete with a family picnic grove. The improvements are designed to transform the Basin into a must-see for area visitors and residents.
"Bushnell's Basin has a rich history as a thriving commercial hamlet in the Town of Perinton," said Town Supervisor Jim Smith. "From time to time, a renewal effort is required to make sure an area is truly reaching its full potential. This project adds Bushnell's Basin as a full-service destination, offering everything a boater or vacationer could want: food, fuel, lodging, and two beautiful Town park areas."The New York State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and Monroe County provided grant funding of approximately $500,000 and $100,000 respectively. The Town paid the balance from reserve funds and in-kind work. The project finished under budget and required no Town tax dollars to complete.Bushnell's Basin served as an important commercial transport hub on the Erie Canal for much of the 19th and 20th centuries. Its' central location enabled businesses to ship goods throughout New York State and turned the Basin into a prosperous commercial destination.
|Town Board Members Joe LaFay, Peg Havens and Carol Saum, Town Supervisor Jim Smith, County Legislator Ciaran Hanna, Town Board Member Pat Knapp and County Legislator Mike Barker cut the ribbon to officially open the dock.|
|The Basin Dock and Amenity Center is one of the most significant Erie Canal improvements in the Greater Rochester area.|
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