The Federal Lock is located in Troy, New York and we approached with heightened excitement. We entered upon seeing the “green light” and Craig grabbed the tie down pole to secure our ropes. All eyes were on the lock doors closing to our rear and the water rushing in from the front. As we rose steadily to the top the guys were constantly checking that we were positioned correctly. The Canal Master welcomed us, checked our seasonal canal pass then bade us a “good day” as we exited our first lock. Nice job, crew!
The famous Erie Canal took off from our left at Waterford but we resisted the urge and continued northward to Lock C-1at Halfmoon, NY. Enter, tie up, rise and then exit. You get the idea.
The rail bridge just prior to Lock C-4 really gave us some heart palpitations as we crept under with only a couple of inches to spare.
Lock C-4in Stillwater offered this lovely picnic area to visitors and we found this sea-plane just past the lock. These geese wanted nothing to do with us.
We approached Schuylerville and our night’s resting place around 6:00 and were greeted by owners, Judy and Phil Dean. We quickly overtaxed their electrical system with our demanding air conditioners but things cooled down as we all had dinner at Amigos Mexican Cantina right there in Schuylerville. Janet and Lorna joined us and Craig and Alexis said “good bye” for now. Thanks for all your help!