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... accomplished. Although there have been some challenges along the way, it is safe to say that we have never been closer as a family and tonight is quite a bittersweet moment, for although we are all ready for some permanence and routines, there is a large piece of all of us that never wants this to end!!! More sentimental stuff to follow in two weeks when it is finally over and we are settled back into Connecticut and preparing for the kids to return to school and Tim to work. ...
I remember studying the Erie Canal in grade school... but was more focused on recess that day. Today was an amazing history lesson. The kids saw the locks in action, examined the artifacts in the museum and then toured the tunnel that was used to power the industries at Lockport. ...
Despite the torrential downpour we had earlier and arriving to camp late tonight is a visit to the amusement park so most of the other group head out. The rest of us stay behind for spag bol, beers and a cosy camp fire. We’re all still getting to know each other but it feels like we’ve known each other for ages. I head to bed at a freezing cold time of ...
Monday we toured the locks on the Erie Canal in the town of Lockport. We took a boat ride that went through two of the locks that lifted us up and down about 50 feet. It is amazing how narrow the canal is. It is hard to imagine that this used to be one of the major transportation ways. Today it is slightly used by pleasure craft to go back and forth between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. We also toured a cave or ...
... warm, about 65˚. One side of the canal still has the towpath, where the mules walked that originally towed the boats. The other side was widened in the early nineteen hundreds. We also saw a dry dock, still in use, which is below the level of the canal. When repair is completed, the dry dock is flooded to canal level and the boat can move on.
We also saw two "lift bridges". Both ends of them rise to allow boats to pass. ...
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