TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 23 NM
DOCKED AT: SCHUYLER YACHT BASIN ($1.75/FT W/P)
SUNRISE: 5: 17 SUNSET: 8:39
HIGH: 73 LOW: 60
TODAY’S FOUR LOCKS : 4
1. LOCK C1 15.2 FOOT LIFT CANAL MILE 5.8 TOWN OF HALF MOON
2. LOCK C2 18.5’ LIFT CANAL MILE 9.3 MECHANICVILLE
3. LOCK C3 25.5’ LIFT CANAL MILE 11.9 MECHANICVILLE
4. LOCK C4 16’ LIFT CANAL MILE 13.9 SCHUYLERVILLE
Before continuing north into the Champlain Canal we had to do our final lowering duties which consisted of dropping the dingy davit and reducing the mast height even more. It turned out to be more of a job than Dan anticipated but we got it done and were ready for the Champlain Canal. After hearing that Erie’s Lock 8 had closed down due to high water flow, we did add the task of calling the Lock 1 on the Champlain, just to make sure they were open. Once we had their OK, we were off!
|SEE, I AM REALLY ON THE BOAT!|
The deceptively serene countryside lining the banks was interrupted by the swiftly churning waters resulting from so much. The Hoosic River flows in from the east, bringing waters from the Taconic Mountains in Massachusetts and our own verdant Vermont. Soon farmland can be seen bordering the waterway.
|BEAUTIFUL GREEN SHORELINE|
|THE RAGING WATER AS IT ESCAPES FROM THE DAM|
Mike Wraga put his 18’ fishing boat in the canal just below Whitehall and locked down to meet us in Schuylerville. Bob and Maria Riley dropped off car in Whitehall and drove another on to the Quest. They will ride with us tomorrow to Whitehall. Craig and Alexis Porter also hopped over to join with us all at Amigos Cantina for a yummy meal and some tasty margaritas
|AFTER A DAY ON THE WATERS, MIKE FOUND US|