Video Blog 2: Celebrating the 4th in Waterford

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As a result of high water, we’ve returned to Waterford in time to celebrate the 4th of July. We’ll be open the following times: Thursday, July 4th: 10-5 Friday, July 5th: 10-5 Saturday, July 6th: 10-8 Fireworks at 9pm (in conjunction with the Steamboat Meet) Sunday, July 7th: 10-3 (in conjunction with the Waterford Harbor Farmer’s Market) Stay tuned for …

The best laid plans…

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by Art Cohn We’ve had a lot of rain lately and so our trip through the southern end of the Champlain Canal was faster than we had calculated, with the current from the Hudson River adding about 2-knots to our speed. As we rounded the wall at the junction of the Champlain and Erie canals, which was also the junction …

Captain’s Log, Part 8

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With the Oocher in an Albany repair shop to have her outboard motor’s carburetor overhauled, we headed north for Waterford on September 28th, again without her services. No matter. We were in tidal water, so that when we got underway from the floating dock at Rensselaer, we could just let the flood tide swing the schooner’s stern off the dock; …

Waterford

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by Tom Larsen Every time we pass through Waterford, we reconnect with old friends. Chris Freeman joined us during our trip down the flight of locks to Renssalaer, Art reconnected with local historians, and we had a visit from Russell Van Dervoort, author of Canal Canaries. Some of the crew even made new friends – Jean Belisle on his walk …

Flooding in Waterford

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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 the Hudson.  The level rose …