BENEFITING: ERIE CANALWAY HERITAGE FUND INC
SAVE THE SHIPYARD!
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 located at the junction of the Erie and Champlain Canals and the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. From 1916 to 1983, Matton workers built more than 340 tug boats, police boats, WWII submarine chasers, and other vessels.
Though part of Peebles Island State Park and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Matton Shipyard has been fenced in and boarded up with no public access for years. Five buildings have been lost to deterioration in the last five years; remaining structures are in need of attention. With your support, we can preserve existing buildings and visual character of Matton Shipyard and transform the site for the 21st century.
Be part of the transformation!
With your support, Matton Shipyard will once again serve as a vibrant intersection of historical, cultural, educational, recreational and commercial activities. It will proudly anchor the eastern gateway to the Erie Canal and the southern gateway to the Champlain Canal.
The Plan: Preserve the Past and Adapt to the Future
We are spearheading an evaluation and adaptive reuse plan with the aim of converting Matton Shipyard into a waterfront gateway for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Four key goals are guiding the process:
1. Preserve existing buildings and visual character of the site.
2. Promote the site as a hub for recreational, educational, and cultural activities.
3. Open access to the water for residents of Cohoes, surrounding communities, and visitors.
4. Address long-term challenges, including flooding and economic sustainability
This is a critical time for Matton Shipyard.
Your Support Matters.
With your support, we can not only save Matton Shipyard, but transform the site for the 21st century. The total project cost for this phase is more than $318,000. We have secured a $239,000 grant through the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), $5,000 grant from the John E. Streb Fund for New York of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and more than $30,000 from other public funds . We are now trying to secure the remaining $44,000 necessaryto complete this important phase for the project and meet our matching funds requirements. Please join us in Saving the Shipyard!
Please join us in Saving the Shipyard!
Learn more at www.eriecanalway.org or contact our Development Manager at (518)-237-7000 x202 for more information.