Captain’s Log, Part 7

On September 5th, the Lois McClure left Oswego and headed home. In terms of ports-of-call, we were halfway there: Oswego was our twentieth stop out of forty. Number 21 was Phoenix, up the Oswego River. On the way, we went up through seven locks. Tom Larsen, the first mate, and I usually stand one-hour tricks …

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Canajoharie and Amsterdam

by Art Cohn We last visited Canajoharie in 2007, but I had been off the boat and missed the community named for a natural feature in the river. Today Canajoharie is marked by an enormous Beech Nut sign that reflects on the industry that helped build the community. The Arkell Museum and Library, an extraordinary …

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Adventures in Amsterdam

We overnighted in Amsterdam on our way to Ilion, right above lock 11.  Right next to the lock was a limestone house with two large wings.  The house looked directly onto the canal, though it did seem to have two fronts.  Intrigued by this, once we had docked I headed over to find out more.  …

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