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... siege ended on August 23rd when MG Benedict Arnold arrived to reinforce the fort’s garrison. The victory at Fort Stanwix with the British defeat at Saratoga led to the alliances between the US, France, and the Netherlands.
The fort continued to play a part in the follow-on war with the Indians and hosted treaty negotiations with the Six Nations.
The fort then fell into disrepair and ...
... to go there today since they are closed on Sundays.
On our way, we were just in front of a parade and celebration in a small town we drove through. Folks were lining up, the police were getting ready to close the streets off. I so much wanted to start honking the horn and waving the "parade float wave" but held back.
We were able to find the Kitty Hoyes without any problems, but as we turned on ...
... at Baldwinsville about 11:30 AM and have our choice of places on the dock. The dock filled quickly, though because this was concert night in Baldwinsville. Rusted Root (a band that some have apparently heard of) was scheduled to perform at an outdoor amphetheater just across the canal from us. We had a perfect spot and the concert was actually very good.
We met a local couple on a Grand ...
Today we went DOWN two locks. Down locks are easier that up locks so this was a nice change for us. But most of the rest of the locks will be up as we need to rise to the level of the top of Niagara Falls.
Another difference in today's cruising was crossing Lake Oneida – 25 miles of open water on autopilot. This was another nice change of pace from narrow channels. On the far side of the lake ...
... this is a quiet stop! No trains or roads for miles. The only sounds are fish called Croakers. They make croaking noises underwater that get amplified by our hull. The actually sound like underwater frogs.
We had our friends from Iowa aboard for dinner and met a couple other cruisers on their way to the North Channel in Georgian Bay.
It looks like good sleeping weather ...
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