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LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – PART 9 – ERIE CANAL LOCKS 11 to 1 – SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

This post documents my trip east through Locks 11 to 2 on the Erie Canal (1915 Barge Canal), and then the short distance south on The Hudson River through the Federal Lock on the Hudson River at Troy. The US … Continue reading

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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 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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EASTERN ERIE CANAL and MORE – 14-16 JULY 2019

After my return from Buffalo in May I knew I had to get back to Erie Canal explorations sooner rather than later. I need more of Buffalo, and having now spent three more days on the eastern portion of the … Continue reading

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