TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 33 NM
DOCKED AT: WHITEHALL TOWN WALL (FREE/NO POWER)
TODAY’S FOUR LOCKS WERE A REPEAT: 6
1. LOCK C5 20’LIFT CANAL MILE 28.3 SCHUYLERVILLE
3. LOCK C7 10’ LIFT CANAL MILE 39.9 FORT EDWARD
4. LOCK C8 11’ LIFT CANAL MILE 42 FORT EDWARD
6. LOCK C11 12’ DROP CANAL MILE 57.1 WHITEHALL
Our Sunday morning in Schuylerville found us at Eli’s for a taste of their country biscuits and sausage gravy. There is a great little market right next door too. Byron’s was deceptively large and well stocked. They even have a butcher counter tucked in the back. A good stop for any boater.
Just a mile ahead of the marina we entered Lock C5 with Mike following closely behind us in his boat. Todd and Bob were quick to help with the lines and we again appreciated the help. Mike soon tired of tagging along behind and tied his boat up to Quest for a tow. At each lock he would climb back into his boat and hold it to the wall then it was back in Quest for the ride.
|BOB HELPING WITH LINES AS WE LEAVE SCHUYLERVILLE|
|TODD JUST ENJOYING A BREAK|
|MARIA CHEERING THE GUYS ON|
|MIKE TIED UP IN THE LOCK|
Lock C7 marked the beginning of the 24 mile dug canal that would eventually bring us into Whitehall. At Lock C8 we were raised to the “summit level” of 139’ above sea level. Beginning at C9 we were lowered in the locks.
The Hudson River Dredging Project, conducted by GE, takes place between Locks C6 and C8. We saw excavators on deck barges that were used to dig up the sediment that they deposited into the large hopper barges. The barges are towed to Lock C7, make the transit then dock just south of C8 where the sediment is off-loaded and processed.
|WE WONDERED ON WHICH "PROJECT" THESE DIRTY PIGGIES|
WERE WORKING ON