Call For a Tow

Pictures From the Trip

October 3, 2001
Last Cruising Update - Summary

October 1, 2001
Cruising Update - From Annapolis

September 26, 2001
Home Strech

September 19, 2001
Last Of The Erie Canal

September 15, 2001
Back on the Eastern Erie Canal

September 12, 2001
Finishing the Western Erie Canal

September 10, 2001
Lockport to Fairport

September 7, 2001
Western Frontier of the Erie Canal

September 6, 2001
Back in the Canal System

September 4, 2001
Leaving The Great Lakes

September 1, 2001
In our 7th State

August 29, 2001
Ohio Has Libraries

August 27, 2001
Vermilion, Ohio

August 26, 2001
Fox Haven Marina

August 22, 2001
In Put-in-Bay

August 17, 2001
The End Of Lake Huron

August 15, 2001
Down Lake Huron

August 13, 2001
North Channel and Lake Huron

August 3, 2001
Gore Bay

August 1, 2001

July 31, 2001
Rocks Everywhere

July 28, 2001
On To The North Channel

July 17, 2001
Wouldn't Change A Thing

July 13, 2001
Speed Limit

July 9, 2001
Thousands of Islands

July 5, 2001
Out Of New York

July 3, 2001
Typical Day

July 2, 2001
Cold Mornings

July 1, 2001
Phoenix NY And Beyond

June 26, 2001
Through The First Lock

June 25, 2001
Up Around Manhattan

June 15, 2001
Daily Routine

June 12, 2001
Strolling The Vineyards

June 11, 2001
Sag Harbor

June 9, 2001
Block Island & Beer Can Music

June 5, 2001
Lessons Learned

June 1, 2001
The Tides Increasing

May 25, 2001
Up The Coast Of New Jersy

May 21, 2001
Getting To Know The Cruisers

May 17, 2001
And So It Begins!

West Frontier of the Erie Canal -

 September 7, 2001 

After a gruesome 16 MILES this morning, we are in Medina, NY. Medina is a really pretty little town. And their canal walls have electric and water, no charge.

Thus far, we know of one Sea Ray and three Canadian sailboats (masts down) moving on the canal. Otherwise, we have only passed two local boats. The bridge tenders have been very friendly and helpful. The reason we have been talking to the bridge tenders is because several of the bridges between Tonawanda and Three Rivers must be raised to navigate the canal.

The step locks (#34 and 35) in Lockport were quick and clean this morning, even though it was a 69' drop. Now we do not have another lock for another 30+ miles. We are finding that the western part of the Erie Canal is so different from the east half. There are a lot fewer locks and it is narrower (since it is actually a canal and not a river). We passed lots of apple orchards and three golf courses along the canal this morning. Also, the farm land and homes are beautiful.

We are off to "play tourist". There is a waterfall and creek that go under the canal that we are curious to see. We'll take pictures! Tomorrow we move on to Holly and/or Brockport.

Cruising on. Jeri and Brian