Life on the canal

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July 27 One of the great things about returning to ports we’ve visited in the past is that we get to see old friends. Last night in Fort Edward, Darlene DeVoe and her husband, Adam, hosted a super dinner for the crew at Ye Old Fort Diner owned by John Webber. We couldn’t decide  which was better—the fries (the old-fashioned, …

Exploration in Fort Edward

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On Sunday after we docked in Fort Edward, several members of the crew (Erick, Molly, Jeff and I) chose to go for a stroll to visit an abandoned lock from the old Champlain Canal. The lock was really cool, with a river flowing down the middle. A fully intact tow path sat on one side.  After a bit of exploring, …

And we’re off!

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July 25 Can’t believe it’s been four days since we left Basin Harbor. The Commissary (me) thanks all who have been so generous with goodies–Don for the fresh-picked blackberries (gone); Cindy for the blondies (gone); Sam for the very decadent chocolate cake (gone); Adam for the garlic and tomatoes (just ripe–BLT’s for lunch); Paul for the BEEF; and the folks …

2009 Quadricentennial Tour – Flagship of the Quadricentennial

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2009 marked the 400th anniversary of French explorer Samuel de Champlain’s visit to the lake that now bears his name. Lois McClure traveled to ports all along Lake Champlain in New York and Vermont helping lake communities commemorate this historic event. Read more about this journey through the Ship’s Logs.