November 14, 2009
Construction on the Old Croton Aqueduct began in 1837 under the direction of chief engineer John B. Jervis. It was built to supply the city with clean drinking water from the Croton Reservoir located 38 miles north of Manhattan. This became New York City’s first reliable access to clean drinking water.
Jean Horkans a tour guide with the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct will lead a walking tour of the Old Croton Aqueduct in Ossining, NY. We will venture into the Aqueduct itself in addition to walking along its route above ground.