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Progress Update: Matton Shipyard Preservation & Adaptive Reuse Initiative

January 23, 2019 2:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Matton Shipyard Preservation & Adaptive Reuse Initiative

Hello Matton Shipyard enthusiasts!

We wanted to take a moment to update you on our progress with the Matton Shipyard Preservation & Adaptive Reuse Initiative.

  1. Our Feasibility Report is now available. You can check out the executive summary on our Matton webpage here: https://eriecanalway.org/get-involved/matton or give us a call or send an email to request a paper copy of the full report.
  2. Our first key step forward is to address other environmental needs. To that end, we’ve recently completed a Hazardous Materials Survey of the seven remaining structures. Look for additional environmental testing on the site’s grounds and shoreline to follow once the weather warms up.
  3. This summer The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will be conducting an underwater archeological survey off of Matton’s Hudson River shoreline. These are the same folks who built and operate the Lois McClure canal schooner. We’re hoping for awesome discoveries off the Matton shoreline!

Thanks for your continued interest in the preservation of Matton Shipyard. We couldn’t do this without your support.

Matton Shipyard is located in Peebles Island State Park at the junction of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. It is strategically linked to several land and water-based recreational trails.

Preserve our proud past and drive a sustainable future at Matton Shipyard in Cohoes.

The historic Matton Shipyard is a rare surviving example of an early 20th century ship building and repair facility. From 1916 to 1983, Matton workers built more than 340 tug boats, police boats, WWII submarine chasers, and other vessels.

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