• roc Social
  • NY

Sam Patch Tour Boat

Join us aboard the Sam Patch, a replica packet boat, for cruise through history, featuring the signature canal experience of passing through a century old lock. 

In 1825, completion of New York State's legendary Erie Canal connected the Hudson River at Albany with Lake Erie at Buffalo, creating the Empire State and opening the interior of the continent to settlement and commerce. A spectacular, heroic feat of engineering, the canal is considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world. Hop aboard for a tour featuring live narration. Drinks, snacks and a full bar are on board.

Information and tickets for public cruises and special events can be found  at http://sampatch.org Enjoy a wine or spirit tasting, live music or charter the Sam Patch and choose your own experience!

Corn Hill Navigation, the operator of the Sam Patch,  is a nonprofit organization that connects the community and visitors to Rochester's historic waterways through authentic, guided boat experiences and educational programs.


Facility Info

  • Reception Capacity 40
  • Banquet Capacity 32

September 21, 2019

The adventure starts in Pittsford at 8:45 am, where you put your bikes on the Sam Patch canal boat for a scenic, two-hour narrated cruise from Pittsford east to Macedon. After docking at Lock 30 in


September 21, 2019

Start your day with a 15-mile self-guided bike ride from Pittsford east to Macedon along the Erie Canalway Trail passing through Bushnell's Basin and Fairport. At old Lock 60 (Just East of O'Neill