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Feature Interview: Michael Doyle

By Skye Rohde

Oswego, NY – Forestport was just another town on the Erie Canal until three successive canal breaks at the end of the 19th century put it on the map. In his new book "The Forestport Breaks," author Michael Doyle retraces the way political patronage and corruption shaped the Erie Canal. Doyle told WRVO's Skye Rohde that the investigation into the Forestport canal breaks uncovered what prosecutors called the largest conspiracy in the history of New York State.