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"Pride of Erie Canal" under construction in Lockport

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Photo courtesy of Michael Weekes
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It might not look like a boat just yet, but work is underway on a replica Erie Canal packet boat. In the photo, Michael Weekes overlooks volunteers who were working on the hull in Lockport last month.

In just a few months, a fully-sized replica of the boats that once hauled goods along the Erie Canal will be launched in Lockport.  It will complete a project that's become a labor of love for the man leading its construction. 

WBFO's Michael Mroziak interviewed Michael Weekes in our studio last week to find out more about this heritage project.