2012 Erie Canalway Photo Contest winners announced

By WKTV News

WATERFORD, N.Y. – Twelve images that capture the distinctive sights and scenes of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor have been selected as winners of the 2012 Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Winning images will be featured in the 2013 Erie Canalway Calendar and can be viewed online at

Winning images include four scenes from the Mohawk Valley, including:

  • Erie Canal in Spring (Little Falls) by Richard Vogt, Little Falls, 1st Place: Nature of the Canal
  • Winter Storage- Canal Tugs (Whitesboro) by Roy Senn, New Hartford, 2nd Place: Buildings, Bridges and Locks
  • Tugboats and Pilings (Herkimer) by Lynn Cleveland, Frankfort, 2nd Place: On the Water
  • Moveable Barriers (Little Falls) by Darrell Nieman, Vernon Center: Honorable Mention

“These outstanding images show us the beauty and character of the canal corridor and remind us of what makes it a unique place to celebrate and preserve,” said Beth Sciumeca, Executive Director of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

Judges selected twelve winners from more than 400 entries. First, second and third place photographs were chosen in each of four contest categories: Bridges, Buildings, and Locks; On the Water; For the Fun of It; and The Nature of the Canal. In addition, twelve photographs received an honorable mention.

The free 2013 Erie Canalway calendars will be available December 1 throughout upstate New York. Locations where the calendars will be available to the public will be posted at: in November.

2012 Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winners

Buildings, Bridges & Locks                         

  • 1st        Fairport at Dawn (Fairport), Keith Boas, Fairport, NY
  • 2nd       Winter Storage Canal Tugs (Whitesboro), Roy Senn, New Hartford, NY
  • 3rd        Frozen Canal (North Tonawanda), Becky O’Connor, Grand Island, NY

On the Water                         

  • 1st        Lock 33 Sunset (Pittsford), Gary Eisenhart, Pittsford, NY
  • 2nd       Tugboats and Pilings (Herkimer), Lynn Cleveland, Frankfort, NY
  • 3rd        Sailboat by Lighthouse (Oswego), Joe Carey, Syracuse, NY

For the Fun of It  

  • 1st        Jogging in a Snowstorm (Bushnell’s Basin), Keith Boas, Fairport, NY
  • 2nd       Locking Through (Lockport), Thomas Fitzrandolph, Lockport, NY
  • 3rd        Cardboard Fun on the River (Schuylerville), Mike Bielkiewicz, Mechanicville, NY

Nature of the Canal                 

  • 1st        Reflections on the Erie (Little Falls), Richard Vogt, Little Falls, NY
  • 2nd        Sunrise on the Champlain (Waterford), Max Kintner, Waterford, NY
  • 3rd        Canal Duck Family (Pittsford), Gary Eisenhart, Pittsford, NY

Honorable Mention Recipients

  • Sunset Over the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway (Rexford,)  Debbie Krohl, Clifton Park, NY
  • Little Yellow & Blue (Macedon), Marile Waterstraat, Macedon, NY
  • The Twins (Halfmoon,) Paul Barkevich, Clifton Park, NY
  • Wharf in Winter (Waterford), Dale Evva Gelfand, Melrose, NY
  • Canal Buoys (Camillus),  Lind Torrey, Skaneateles, NY
  • Oswego River (Minetto), Pete Pinkerton, Walworth, NY Albion Southview (Albion)        Stephen Drew, Rochester, NY
  • Moveable Barriers (Little Falls), Darrell Nieman, Vernon Center, NY
  • Clinton Square Sunrise (Syracuse), Andrew Lauren, Port Washington, NY
  • Gears of Yesteryear, Old Lock 60 (Macedon), Doug Holland, Macedon, NY
  • The 1918 New Locks & The 1841 Old Locks (Lockport), Stephen Bye, Lockport, NY
  • The Urger (Waterford),  Dale Evva Gelfand, Melrose, NY

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