Don't let the end of the boat ride stop your tour of Rochester and its historic waterways. Let your journey continue by immersing yourself in one of these great books. Continue to further explore the city, its historic treasures, and scenic waterways. The following books are now available from the Corn Hill Waterfront and Navigation Foundation. All book proceeds fund Corn Hill Navigation educational programs.

To order any of the following publications, call 585-262-5661 or purchase at the Schoen Place ticket booth.



The Erie Canal

The Erie Canal

By Peter Spier

Winner of the Christopher Award, rediscover this classic full color illustration book with the water color paintings of Peter Spier. Share the magic of the old Erie Canal as you step back in time with the canal travelers of old. Appropriate for all ages, the combination of the classic old song Fifteen Miles On the Erie Canal and the most enchanting drawings ever made of the Erie Canal make this a delightful read as the canal enters a new era.



Rochester: A Pictorial History Rochester

By Ruth Rosenberg-Naparsteck, Rochester City Historian

A wonderful visual and descriptive portrayal of Rochester through the years. An unprecedented profusion of pictorial views of Rochester scenes and personalities ranging from its Indian predecessors through its early pioneer and boom-town days, its successive Flour City and Flower City periods, and its more recent industrial and metropolitan periods.


Runnin Crazy

Runnin’ Crazy: A Portrait of the Genesee River

By Ruth Naparsteck & Edward P. Curtis Jr

The majestic Genesee River is unique in countless ways-and so is this exciting pictorial history of the winding Pennsylvania-New York river that created the Grand Canyon of the East". Experience the unforgettable beauty Letchworth State park, the deep strong power of the Genesee as witnessed by the Mt. Morris Dam and many historic and picturesque images of the many fascinating attributes of the Genesee river.