Category Archives: LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019

LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – PART 8 – ERIE CANAL LOCKS 22 to 11 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

My notes for documenting this day read, “Most Amazing Day.” I traveled through, and documented for you, twelve locks on the Erie Canal – heading east Lock 22 through Lock 11. This is a photo report, and possibly the only … Continue reading

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LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – PART 7 – ROCHESTER, NY, and THE OSWEGO CANAL

I last left you as the GRANDE MARINER entered Lake Ontario around 2PM on Tuesday, 10 September. Arrival at our next stop was just after midnight in Rochester, New York on the Genesee River. Departure on 11 September was scheduled … Continue reading

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LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – PART 6 – WELLAND CANAL – CANADA

I bet you have never thought how ships get up and over Niagara Falls. I never had either. On the Niagara River, from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario (or visa versa), there is about 170 feet of elevation to negotiate … Continue reading

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LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – PART 5 – PORT VISITS: CLEVELAND and BUFFALO

We are close, very close, to LOCKS, LOCKS and more LOCKS – just two more days. But first there were port visits in Cleveland and Buffalo on Lake Erie. Leaving Wyandotte, Michigan about midnight on 7 September, the GRANDE MARINER … Continue reading

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LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – PART 4 – GREENFIELD VILLAGE 7 September

If you have been “traveling with me” on these posts, you know the Grande Mariner left Mackinac Island at 5AM on 6 September. The sixth was devoted to cruising down Lake Huron towards Detroit. Lots of blue scenery that became … Continue reading

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LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – PART 3 – UNDERWAY, WISCONSIN and MACKINAC ISLAND

Tuesday, September 3, everyone on-board and 6PM underway from Burnham Harbor in Chicago. past Chicago, heading north on Lake Michigan good night Chicago, time to settle into a routine for the next fifteen days aboard Blount Small Ship Adventure’s  Grande … Continue reading

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LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – PART 2 – CHICAGO

Moving right along on my “epic journey” (complete menu at end of post). I arrived at Union Station in Chicago around 11AM on Monday 2 September (Labor Day) not much more than an hour behind schedule. I scurried out to … Continue reading

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LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – GENESIS

You may think this adventure impulsive since from learning of this trip to taking this trip was just weeks. It was a perfect fit for adventures “on my lists” and fit my time schedule. It is all the previous thought … Continue reading

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