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Author: 
FOCAAdmin

Lesley Walter and Tom Tarnowsky from the Friends of Old Croton Aqueduct shared insights about the creation of the 1840s engineering marvel to provide clean drinking water for a rapidly growing, disease-filled, and fire-riddled City.

Find out how Eliza Jumel played a role in its creation, and discover where New York City’s drinking water comes from today!

From a lecture delivered at Morris Jumel Mansion, Aug 18, 2021

 

Author: 
LWalter

The fur and feathers crowd loves our award-winning maps! These pictures were taken at Yonkers 2021 National Nights Out festival, on August 3. Many community groups, children and pets descended on a local park to party. The event promotes police-community partnerships and safe neighborhoods. The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct was honored to join so many fun-loving Yonkers families and pets who walk and help care for the aqueduct trail.

Author: 
Mario Medici

I am always elated when I see something I have never seen before and today was such a day. Today, along with a group of about 10 participants, I was given the opportunity to tour one of the OCA weirs at Ossining, NY. The tour was given by the very knowledgeable and pleasant tour leader, Aram. Kudos to him for giving up his Saturday mornings to do these Friends of the Croton Aqueduct sponsored tours.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

 

Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct are pleased to announce that our award-winning maps of the Aqueduct are now available for sale in the shop of Morris-Jumel Mansion in north Manhattan. The maps are in a slim, compact format, convenient to take on your walks or simply to peruse and enjoy.

Author: 
DAlden

 

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