The Arkansas Traveler and her crew were ready for the first upstream opening of Lock 11 the morning of July 11. The crew was well tuned and we slipped through the lock effortlessly and continued west.
Just after the Lock 12, Schorharie Creek enters the Mohawk River from the south. We entered the mouth of the creek and we dropped the anchor outside of the river channel. We took the dinghy to explore one of the original aqueducts of the Erie Canal. We then went ashore at a boat ramp on the south side of the creek and hiked to a museum.
At 1300 we raised anchor and continued west to Canajoharie, NY. At 1530 we tied up at the town wall. We had traveled through three locks and a total of 24 miles.
We stopped early to leave time to view another piece of history – the exhibition of Winslow Homer’s visions of coastal and nautical themes on display at the Arkell Art Museum in Canajoharie. The work of the day had been light but we were left with much to think about.