Erie Canal/Oswego Canal – To Phoenix, NY – 6/11/06

We left Sylvan Beach today, Sunday the eleventh. We cruised across lake Oneida, 40 miles with 2 locks. Oneida Lake is a 24 mile long, shallow lake that can be as rough as Lake Michigan. It is considered the 5th most dangerous lake in the U.S. Although …

Erie Canal/Oswego Canal – To Phoenix, NY – 6/11/06

We left Sylvan Beach today, Sunday the eleventh. We cruised across lake Oneida, 40 miles with 2 locks. Oneida Lake is a 24 mile long, shallow lake that can be as rough as Lake Michigan. It is considered the 5th most dangerous lake in the U.S. Although …

Erie Canal – To Sylvan Beach, NY – 6/10/06

Sylvan Beach is an old resort town. Two locks and 28 miles and more rain from our last stop. We met up with Todd Smith, on “Egress”, whom we first met at Hoppie’s on the Mississippi. We had not seen him since Fort Myers. Todd is from Minnesota and is d…

Erie Canal – To Sylvan Beach, NY – 6/10/06

Sylvan Beach is an old resort town. Two locks and 28 miles and more rain from our last stop. We met up with Todd Smith, on “Egress”, whom we first met at Hoppie’s on the Mississippi. We had not seen him since Fort Myers. Todd is from Minnesota and is d…

Erie Canal – To Rome, NY – 6/9/06

Rome, NY was another 2 locks and 28 miles up stream. Rome has a great deal of historical significance. In 1758 a Fort Stanwick was built and played important roles for what would become USA. Also in 1817 the Erie Canal was started near by and would pla…

Erie Canal – To Rome, NY – 6/9/06

Rome, NY was another 2 locks and 28 miles up stream. Rome has a great deal of historical significance. In 1758 a Fort Stanwick was built and played important roles for what would become USA. Also in 1817 the Erie Canal was started near by and would pla…

Erie Canal – To Herkimer, NY – 6/8/06

Five more locks and another 26 miles brought us to Herkimer. Herkimer was our last mail drop until we arrive in Charlevoix. We took a cab to the Herkimer Diamond Mines to hunt for gems in the 2 mines they have. We came back with 2 large rocks that look…

Erie Canal – To Herkimer, NY – 6/8/06

Five more locks and another 26 miles brought us to Herkimer. Herkimer was our last mail drop until we arrive in Charlevoix. We took a cab to the Herkimer Diamond Mines to hunt for gems in the 2 mines they have. We came back with 2 large rocks that look…

Erie Canal – To Canajoharie, NY – 6/7/06

Canajoharie was a 23 mile, 2 lock move in the rain. The canal has free docks, or walls, all along the river. Most don’t have power or any services, but when it is free one cannot complain. Canajoharie is the home of Beech-Nut Gum and a rather nice smal…

Erie Canal – To Canajoharie, NY – 6/7/06

Canajoharie was a 23 mile, 2 lock move in the rain. The canal has free docks, or walls, all along the river. Most don’t have power or any services, but when it is free one cannot complain. Canajoharie is the home of Beech-Nut Gum and a rather nice smal…