Opening in 1825, the 363-mile Erie Canal allowed people and goods to travel from Albany to Buffalo. It was a major boon for the economy, unlike anything else in the country at the time, though it was panned at the outset as quote Clinton's Ditch. Today, the canal doesn't get nearly as much use, and is mostly a tourist attraction. That is why the state launched its "Reimagine the Canals" competition last year. There were 145 entries, which were narrowed down to two winners. Joining us explain the proposals are Canal Corporation Director Brian Stratton and James Meerdink of Parks & Trails New York.