1.	Published researcher, Ted Panayotoff will  give a lecture entitled “Oswego Lighthouses: 101? at 3 pm in the Museum’s Main building. This lecture will be part of the 2010 Canal Celebration in Oswego’s Historic Maritime District on July 31, from 1-4pm.Oswego, N.Y. - On July 31, the H. Lee White Marine Museum and the Oswego Maritime Foundation are hosting a celebration of the New York State Canal System and the birthday of George Goble, well known local shipbuilder during the 1800s to early 1900s. Goble was born in 1819 on August 2nd and lived a long life into his eighties. "The Oswego Canal played an important role in transporting products and people between the canal, the Great Lakes and beyond. The Museum's Derrick Boat 8 served on the canal for over 60 years and is a piece of history that helps tell the story." noted Mercedes Niess, Executive Director of the Museum. Mr. Goble was first employed as a ship carpenter with Sylvester  Doolittle, but after a short time began to do shipbuilding for himself and finally established his our shipyard and dry-dock  business. Mr. Goble's first building yards were located at the foot  of West Fourth Street. He then relocated to the waterfront off Lake Street, which is now the  home of the Oswego Maritime Foundation where his original dry dock can be seen today. The Goble Shipyard built thirty-five different boats - including yachts, schooners, tugs and other craft.   The festivities will begin at 1 pm with a short program, party games, music, storytelling, refreshments and birthday cake. Museum Guides will discuss the canal system and Oswego's rich maritime history throughout the day. Published researcher, Ted Panayotoff will  give a lecture entitled "Oswego Lighthouses: 101" at 3 pm in the Museum's Main building. The Marine Museum will be open all day free of charge. For more information contact the Museum at 342.0480. Check the Museum website, http://www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com/, for further family programming, scheduled throughout the rest of the year! Directions: The Museum is located at the end of the West 1st Street Pier, in Oswego, NY. From the south, take Route 481 north to Oswego, turn left onto Bridge Street (Route 104) and then a right onto West 1st Street.  Follow this street to its end, upon the pier.  We are the last building on the pier. Or take Route 690 West.  It will become Route 48North.  In the City of Oswego, it then becomes West 1st Street.  Follow this street to its end, upon the pier.  We are the last building on the pier.  Basically, get on 690, don't make any turns and you're here. From the north, take route 81 South to route 104 West and then a right onto West 1st Street.  Follow this street to its end, upon the pier.  We are the last building on the pier. From the east, take route 104 West and then a right onto West 1st Street.  Follow this street to its end, upon the pier.  We are the last building on the pier. From the west, take Route 104 East (you can get to this from Route I-90 if you need).  In the City of Oswego take a left onto West 1st Street.  Follow this street to its end, upon the pier.  We are the last building on the pier. If you park in Lake Ontario, you've gone too far.

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Photo: Published researcher, Ted Panayotoff will  give a lecture entitled "Oswego Lighthouses: 101" at 3 pm in the Museum's Main building. This lecture will be part of the 2010 Canal Celebration in Oswego's Historic Maritime District on July 31, from 1-4pm.