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Maiden Voyage

Day One on the way up the Hudson

 

Section of old Carnal at Waterford

Day 1 August 29 2004 11:17 Castoff from Albany NY on the Hudson River First set of locks on the Eire Canal Waterford Flight Of Five ( the greatest height in the shortest distance of any canal in the world)
Lock 2 to 11moored  above lock 11 at 2203
http://www.canals.state.ny.us/maps/map6.html

The Canal Song

I got a mule, her name is Sal,
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal!
She’s a good old worker and a good
Old pal, fifteen miles on the Erie Canal!
We’ve hauled some barges in our day,
Filled with lumber, coal and hay, And we
Know every inch of the way, from Albany
To Buffalo. Low bridge, everybody down
Low bridge ‘cause were coming to a town.
And you’ll always know your neighbor and
And you’ll always know your pal, if you
Ever navigated on the Erie Canal

 

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DAY TWO AUGUST 30 2004

Heavy rains trees logs and other Junk in the canal. Many of the flood Gates open 
making it harder to get in the locks Stopped Sylvan Beach At 2250 

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Day 3

August 31, 2004 -- Recent heavy rainfall has left many of the lakes and rivers which comprise the
 New York State Canal System swollen

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Day 4

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Day5

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Open water at Last

The End Leg one

 

The last sail of the season South Haven Mi 21 September 2002

 

 

 

 

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For more information about Friends Good Will, call the Michigan Maritime Museum at 269-637-8078, or 800-747-3801, or visit the Museum’s Website www.MichiganMaritimeMuseum.org.  

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