MAY 6 – If you were alive in 1837, May 6th was a big day.
Today was the first day that a boat appeared on the brand new Chenango Canal.
This boat arrives in town and a huge celebration starts!
All four towns start to ring their bells and there are bands playing, a fire company sprays everyone with water.
There’s people cheering and shouting and flag waving, there’s even gunshot salutes!
And this isn’t even a one-day thing, this goes on for several days.