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Erie Canal Heritage Fund, Inc.


Waterfront Consultant


  • Site Assessment & Investigation
  • Schematic Shoreline Design
  • Regulatory Permitting Support
  • Construction Cost Estimating

About the Project

Matton Shipyard, established in 1916 at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers on Van Schaick Island, Cohoes, NY, is a rare surviving example of an early 20th century civilian ship building and repair facility. Surviving buildings, piers, slipways, and other structures, along with historic documents, drawings, and photographs make the Matton Shipyard a rare example of a once common type of facility along the coasts of America’s Great Lakes and oceans. Although the site has suffered from deterioration since it was vacated in 1989, the site retains much of its historic integrity. 

Contracted by the Erie Canal Heritage Fund, Indigo River provided pre-development design & engineering, cost estimating, and bid document development services for the marine components of the site. Specifically, Indigo River conducted the shoreline assessments, schematic design, and cost estimating for the pier, sheet pile wall, and shoreline stabilization.
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