Classic Harbor Line is thrilled to support the work that Corn Hill Navigation is doing in upstate NY. Corn Hill Waterfront and Navigation Foundation is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1991. It operates two vessels, Riverie on the Genesee River in Downtown Rochester, NY and Sam Patch on the Erie Canal in Pittsford, NY.
Riverie was built by Scarano Boat Building in 2022, the same upstate-NY company that built Schooner Adirondack, Schooner America 2.0, Yacht Kingston, Manhattan I and II, and most of the boats in our fleet across our 4 locations.
Riverie, the only tour boat on the Genesee River in Downtown Rochester, was launched in early June 2023, and has already taken out almost 500 Rochester City 5th Graders to engage in citizens science on the Genesee River and Erie Canal, the two waterways that are critical to the history and development of Rochester. These trips are completely funded through generous donations. Corn Hill Navigation hopes to expand this program to every 5th grader in the Rochester City School District and we need your help to make that happen.
To support their efforts and help Rochester 5th graders experience NY waterways, purchase a Classic Harbor Line gift card at any one of our locations on July 13, and we’ll do a dollar-for-dollar donation to Corn Hill Navigation for 100% of the value of the gift card.
Corn Hill Navigation’s mission is to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in on-the-water experiential learning and foster the preservation and improvement of the Erie Canal and Genesee River for future generations. Hundreds of thousands of people from all 50 states and more than 50 countries, including tens of thousands of students from schools across Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region, have experienced the Erie Canal and Genesee River aboard a Corn Hill Navigation vessel.
From 12am until midnight on July 13th, Classic Harbor Line will donate 100% of all gift card sales to Corn Hill Navigation! Customers can use their Classic Harbor Line gift certificate on any one of our cruises and certificates can be purchased in any amount.