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Black Pearl arrives in Lewiston

by jmaloni
Sat, Jul 3rd 2010 04:00 pm

The Black Pearl was seen last week at the Lewiston docks as she made her maiden voyage on the Lower Niagara River.

Working in conjunction with the Historical Association of Lewiston to provide passengers a historical interpretive tour, guests will enjoy a one-hour cruise that will sail by such landmarks as Tryon's Folly, Glen Carin, Brock's Monument and the famous gully at Artpark, which was the site of the first European settlement in Western New York in 1720.

Cruises will depart the Lewiston docks on Sunday, July 4, at 4, 6 and 8 p.m.  On Monday, July 5, the cruises are scheduled for 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

Reservations can be made by calling 877-754-1812 or by purchasing any available tickets at The Silo Restaurant.  Information also can be found at HistoricLewiston.org.

The Black Pearl is the former flagship of the American Sail Training Association and was built in 1948.  It is 70 feet long and about 70 feet tall. (photo by Lee Simonson)

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