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Forgotten Tour #149: Gowanus Canal and the Old Stone House

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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.




August 24
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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