SIA and Canal Society tour in Pittsburgh, Pa


Friday – Sunday October 1 – 3, 2021

Canal Society of Ohio Joint Tour With the Pennsylvania Canal Society and with participation of the Northern Ohio Chapter Society of Industrial Archeology – Pittsburgh Riverboat Tour

A tour of Pittsburgh’s three rivers will be aboard the Rivers of Steel Explorer Riverboat on Saturday.  Boat staff will give narrated descriptions of the river bridges and a river ecology teaching station, while we cruise through two locks and view the redevelopment sites of former steel mills and the industrial scene along the Monongahela River.  A Saturday evening banquet will be followed by speaker Dr. John Oyler, who will tell us about the Dravo Corp., which has constructed numerous locks and dams, docks and bridge foundations.  On Sunday a pokey bike ride along Three Rivers Heritage Trail will include views of bridges and industrial sites along the Monongahela River, and a stop to ride the historic Duquesne Incline.

Here is a link for further information on the events. Wednesday, September 8, 2021 is the last day for reservations to get the group rate.