TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 36 NM
DOCKED AT: FONDA TERMINAL (FREE, P)
SUNRISE: 5:20 SUNSET: 8:39
HIGH: 73 LOW: 60
TODAY’S FOUR LOCKS WERE A REPEAT: 6
1. LOCK E18 JACKSONBURG
2. LOCK E17 LITTLE FALLS
3. LOCK E16 MINDENVILLE
4. LOCK E15 FORT PLAIN
5. LOCK E14 CANAJOHARIE
6. LOCKE13 RANDALL
Pelting rain and claps of thunder arrived at the Quest this morning and the precipitation stayed with us all day. Now, normally we don’t mind traveling in the rain but when you are continually going outside to tend the ropes while transiting a lock it can be a little “off-putting”.
The trusty work barges and tugs carried on with their work, out there in fair weather or foul.
|WORKING ON PRESERVING THE ROCK BANKS|
|I LOVE THE INTRICATELY BRAIDED ROPE FENDERS|
In Lock E17 we were joined by a mother duck and her brood as we locked down. They happily dined on the vegetation clinging to the lock walls as the water dropped.
The English Georgian style mansion near Lock E16 was built by Nicholas Herkimer and is now a NY State Historical Site. Mr. Herkimer, a descendant of the original German immigrants to this area and a wealthy landowner, distinguished himself in the Revolutionary War before being mortally wounded.
|THE HERKIMER HOME|
Plan “A” for the day was to tie up at the Canajoharie Village dock but due to two sailboats parked right, smack dab in the middle; we were forced to move on east to the Fonda terminal. We tied up behind one of the NY Canal Authority vessels, drug out the electrical cord to plug into their free power and spent an enjoyable evening aboard Quest listening to the sounds of the rain.
|DAN HOOKING UP POWER IN THE RAIN|