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Forgotten Tour #149: Gowanus Canal and the Old Stone House
August 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am$20
They call it Lavender Lake but it’s so much more. Visit this Brooklyn waterway, created in the 1800s by Edwin Litchfield from a natural creek, and take a look at the fascinating structures that surround it such as 19th Century can and box factories, one-of-a-kind bridges, new creek side walkways, and the Old Stone House, a recreation of a Battle of Long Island redoubt where 400 Marylanders lost their lives so George Washington’s troops could fight another day.
Meet at the R train station, 4th Avenue and Union Street in front of Teheni Restaurant.
Note: because of repair schedules, it may take a little longer to reach the station if the MTA is skipping local stations.
Consult the MTA Weekender.