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Flood Update

The chronological timeline of blog posts is being interrupted to bring you this current update on the situation of the Lois McClure and her future plans… We had planned to visit Fort Edward, NY as part of our Farm, Forest and Fisheries tour; it’s a familiar place with great history and a community in which we …

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Vermont Needs Your Help After Irene

By Adam Kane, Archaeological Director Want a chance to do the most rewarding work of your life?  Don’t hesitate; the time is now in Vermont. I spent Thursday helping folks in Richmond, Vermont muck-out, throw-out, and clean-up from flood damage.  It was some of the dirtiest, hardest, most humbling and gratifying work I’ve ever done.  …

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Flooding in Waterford

Safely docked in Waterford on Thursday, we had two lay days before our public hours to recover from our tense trip down the Mohawk.  The rain didn’t lessen, remaining fairly steady through much of the weekend.  We watched the lower docks near the Visitor’s Center slowly disappear as the Mohawk continued to dump out into …

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Update: Flood Running

We did leave this morning right at first light, thanks to early morning work by the lock keepers. The tug has been holding up well, though we’ve been trying to limit the use of reverse (which has the potential to exacerbate the problem). The Oocher has been brought into service as the brakes, and we’re …

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