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NYPA to Celebrate Lansing Manor Milestone with 19th Century Baseball Game

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
1-800 724-0309
steve.ramsey@nypa.gov

June 12, 2007                                                                     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project will be the setting for an admission-free 19th-century baseball game on the lawn of historic Lansing Manor at noon on Saturday, June 16.

The Roxbury Nine Vintage Baseball Club will play host to the Brooklyn Atlantics. Ballpark fare will be available and fans are advised to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

The festivities will start at 11:30 a.m. with a brief opening ceremony marking historic Lansing Manor’s 30th anniversary as a museum operated by the Power Authority with the Schoharie County Historical Society. Free tours of Lansing Manor will be available throughout the day, along with music by the Roxbury Brass Ensemble and activities for children.

Revolutionary-era patriot John Ten Eyck Lansing, Jr. built the Manor House in 1819 as a wedding gift for his daughter and son-in-law, Jacob Livingston Sutherland. The Power Authority acquired the property in 1971, as part of the Blenheim-Gilboa project. NYPA fully restored the Manor House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, in 1977 and further renovated it in 2002.

Lansing Manor and NYPA’s adjacent admission-free visitors center will be open as usual on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center features a wide range of hands-on exhibits on such subjects as Basics of Electricity, Uses of Electricity and the operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project.

The complex is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge. For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.

   About NYPA:

 ■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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