This year the lift bridge tenders operate on a 8am to 6pm schedule. So we were anxiously awaiting the tender to arrive at his station in Middleport. He was a bit late but at 8:05 we shoved off the wall and headed east. We motored under 38 bridges to get to Spencerport where we were going to call it an early day and do some exploring. Twelve of those bridges were lift bridges, 4 guard gates, and the remainder were fixed bridges and varied from 15' to 20' off the water. The bridge tenders could be hailed on channel 13 or by phone, which we found to be easier!
As we were canalling along, the Erie did not disappoint us. There's way more than just bridges and locks!