Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014 Our Last Day on the Erie Canal

It's hard to believe that we are nearing the end of our journey on the Erie Canal.  Only 39 miles to go until we get to Tonawanda, NY, which is the west end of the canal.  What a beautiful day for our last stretch of the canal.  We were up and away from the wall at Middleport at 7 am to make it to the Gasport Lift Bridge by 8 am.  From there, we'll go through the two Lockport lift bridges and then the last two continuous locks of the canal at Lockport, #34 and #35.  It will be a leisurely cruise after the locks, that's for sure!

Our plans are to tie up at the south wall at Tonawanda for tonight.  We figured that when we called Wardell about stepping our mast, he'd put us off until Tuesday....after all it is Memorial Day weekend.  Instead, he told Chuck to come on over and he would lift our mast today.  Wow, what luck!  It didn't take long for Happy Hours II to look like a sailboat again.   It looks like we'll be heading for Lake Erie in the morning!

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