Fort Plain

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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Fort Plain

by Carolyn Kennedy Monday, August 17th, the crew of the Lois McClure was greeted at the dock of Lock 15 in Fort Plain, NY by a welcoming committee including members of the Friends of Fort Plain group.  The ‘Friends’ invited us to a wine and cheese at the fire house, followed by a dinner at …

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Fort Plain

We often talk about being embraced by the communities we visit, well in Fort Plain we were adopted. Our hosts provided us a room at Sweet’s Garden Place B&B and every meal for the crew while we were there. The breakfasts at Sweet’s are possibly the best in the world and our Tom became a …

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Tasty treats in Fort Plain

We have no food issues! The folks in Fort Plain have fed us so well that the Lois is riding at least an inch lower in the canal! On Monday evening, we were led on a short walking tour of the town that ended at Sweet’s Garden Place, a fantastic bed and breakfast in downtown …

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