Town of Minetto receives grant from William G. Pomeroy Foundation

The town of Minetto has received a grant awarded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation from its Historic Transporation Canals Marker Program. Shown with the marker on Dick and Naneen Drosse and Nancy Prarie, Minetto beautification committee coordinator.

MINETTO — The town of Minetto has announced they are the recipient of a grant awarded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation from its Historic Transportation Canals Marker Grant Program. The grant is for a roadside marker that commemorates the historic Oswego Canal building located near Oswego Lock 5.

The roadside marker identifies the building as a canal storehouse. The building was built in 1914 as part of the new Barge Canal system and was used for the storage of buoys, lamp oil and equipment for the canal. It is now maintained by the town of Minetto and is also listed on the National Historic Register of Buildings.

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is a private foundation established in 2005. The Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history, and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis. Since 2006, the Foundation has funded more than 1,250 historic roadside markers and plaques nationwide.

Learn more about the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and its Historic Transportation Canals Marker Grant Program at www.wgpfoundation.org.

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