TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 37 NM
DOCKED AT: CANAL HARBOR 315-823-2200 ($1.00/FT, POWER AND WATER)
LITTLE FALLS, NY
TOTAL LOCKS TODAY: 7
1. LOCK E11 12‘ LIFT AMSTERDAM 4.57 MILES TO E12
2. LOCK E12 11‘ LIFT TRIBES HILL 9.68 MILES TO E13
4. LOCK E14 08’ LIFT CANAJOHARIE 3.35 MILES TO E15
5. LOCK E15 08’ LIFT FORT PLAIN 6.71 MILES TO E16
6. LOCK E16 20’ LIFT MINDENVILLE 7.77 MILES TO E17
7. LOCK E18 40.5’ LIFT LITTLE FALLS 4.19 MILES TO E 18
After leaving our dock in Amsterdam, the original home of Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Mills, we had soon transited through Lock E11 and catching a glimpse of the old lock and canal to our port side.
|EVIDENCE OF THE OLD CANAL WAY|
At lock E12 we found them sandblasting on the bridge and superstructure. Always maintenance!! Dan was happy to find that the Fonda Dirt Oval Racetrack was visible from the Quest. He and Kevin Rooney made the trip here one year to see the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Race.
|FONDA DIRT OVAL RACETRACK|
Repairs were in progress at Lock E13. They fabricated a temporary dam on the “up-side” to hold the waters back as they mended the old, ailing dam.
|LOCK E13 WITH THE TEMPORARY DAM AND WORK BARGE TO THE LEFT|
We enjoyed the verdant banks, balmy weather and an occasional sighting of I-90 as we traveled the 7.9 miles to Lock E14. Lock E14 and E15 have a lift of only 8’ so we were quickly done with both and onto E16 in Mindenville where we locked up 20.5’. This lock kindly reminded us to prepare for Lock E16 by having lines and fenders on our port side due to the reversed water inlets.
|MAKE READY FOR YOUR NEXT LOCK!!!|
|AN OMINOUS FUTURE COULD BE PREDICTED FOR THESE |
OLD HOMES PERCHED ON THE HILL SIDE.
OR MAYBE NOT, LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN THERE FOR AGES
|LITTLE FALLS CHANEL HARBOR WITH QUEST AT THE DOCK |
AND THE PURPLE PARTY TENT FOR THE GRADUATION PARTY