Home at Last! Home at Last!

We hauled out of Geneva State Park Marina 5:30am! We arrived at CIC a little after 2pm! Thank goodness for an uneventful final ride! We are tired and Sea turtle is ready for a complete detail! Come see her on Catawba Island!  

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Stuck in Geneva!

But what a pretty place to be marooned for a few days! The winds on Lake Erie for the last few days have been out of the west/north west. Which means the water builds up with some pretty strong force by the time it rolls to the east side of the lake. This keeps us […]

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Into the Welland Canal

We made it from Oswego, NY to the Welland Canal in 12 hours! -148 miles… -200 gallons of fuel… The Welland Canal connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Traversing the Niagara Peninsula from Port Weller to Port Colborne, it enables boats and ships to ascend and descend the Niagara Escarpment and bypass Niagara Falls. Lake […]

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Lake Ontario

Rain and high water has been the MO for this trip from the east coast! Today, we head across the Great Lake Ontario. Lake Ontario is 32.3 inches above its long-term average for this time of year. Current outflows are equivalent to those measured in high water years of 1993 and 1998. Today we forge on (at […]

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Settled in to Ess-Kay Yards in Brewerton for Fuel and Provisions

A long journey today takes us to Brewerton at the northwest end of beautiful Lake Oneida! the kind folk at Ess-Kay let us use a car to get provisions … the essentials … oil, water, beer! We also fueled up. The Sea turtle has only drank 300 gallons from Liberty Landing to Brewerton! What great […]

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Over 150 miles of Locks in the Mohawk River!

These warnings for the New York State Canal System have been some of our biggest worries … The currents have been terrible! June 2 – High flows; Oswego Canal; some buoys might come off station June 2 – High Water Levels; <21 ft air draft @Erie Canal Bridges E-12, 14A, 40 June 1 – Strong […]

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The Flight of Five

Our journey north from Kingston takes us to Waterford into the Flight of Five! The Flight of Five are a series of locks that transport ships from the Hudson River to the Cohoes. Transporting Sea Turtle from the salt waters of the Hudson into fresh water. Each lock raises us 15′-25′ . We will spend […]

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Kingston, New York

We happen across boats in many ages and stages! Mathilda (top) was built in 1898 in Sorrel, Quebec, Mathilda is one of the few remaining steam tugboats in existence with her original steam engine intact. She permanently dry docked in the Hudson River Maritime Museum yard. Rip Van Winkle (lower right) was built to be […]

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Hudson River Lighthouses

The are many beautiful ladies that light the way for wary travelers along the Hudson….the Hudson River is one of the most important commercial and recreational rivers in America. Hundreds of cargo ships traverse its waters and thousands of pleasure craft wander up it. The Hudson serves as the primary commercial artery between the Port […]

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Heading up the Hudson River to Kingston, NY!

On the approach to the the Tappan Zee Bridge. The Tappan Zee is a cantilever bridge crossing the Hudson River at one of its widest points. It connects South Nyack in Rockland County with Tarrytown in Westchester County in the Lower Hudson Valley. The Tappan Zee is named for an American Indian tribe from the area called […]

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