Category Archives: S – NYC to Brewerton & the Little Triangle; Summer 2014

1,000 Islands

In their inevitable flow to the ocean, the five Great Lakes all empty eastward, converging their waters and currents into the St. Lawrence River. At the top of the river, over 1,800 islands lie within the first 50 miles. Some … Continue reading

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The Triangle Loop; Oswego Canal to the St. Lawrence River

After a long hiatus that included a visit home to see grand children, we are back onboard and loving the Triangle Loop adventure. The triangle starts at Brewerton, NY and heads north to Oswego and Lake Ontario.  From there, head … Continue reading

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Lake Oneida

Most folks skip over Lake Oneida as they cruise the Erie Canal. It’s a 20-mile run over open water and few see it as a destination in its own right.   We had an extra week in Brewerton in late July … Continue reading

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The Erie Canal

What is it that we love so much about the Erie Canal?  The history and the romance would be good places to start. The canal is a living and working monument to engineering, tenacity, and Yankee ingenuity. The canal was … Continue reading

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Locks and Lake Oneida

Tie-walls, just before or just after a lock, can be a great place to spend the night. It doesn’t have all the freedoms of an anchorage, but it is free, and often there’s an electric post available to plug into. … Continue reading

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Erie Canal; Davey Island to Canajoharie, NY

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 … Continue reading

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Erie Canal; Waterford, NY to points west

The Erie Canal, completed in 1825, was 363 miles long.  It was four feet deep and the barges utilized 83 locks to get from Albany to Buffalo.  The present day Erie Canal covers 341 miles, is 12 feet deep and contains … Continue reading

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