When we stopped at the Schenctady Yacht Club, John Jermano (director of the New York State Canal Corporation from 1984-1995) gave us information and descriptions about how the canal was originally built, where it ran, and showed us photos of how it was laid out. He mentioned that he had another photo in his collection of a view of the canal from Rexford, looking east. Showing true generosity, he went back through his collection, found the photo, scanned it and emailed it to us!
Looking at the photo, it’s a clear view of how the canal paralleled the river, towpath dividing them. Remnants of this are still visible, as tiny islands along side the Barge Canal, which now runs in the river.
Thank you again John, for your generosity and wealth of knowledge!