Monthly Archives: July 2010

Schuylerville


The Saratogian paper wrote a wonderful article about our visit, and we saw a great number of enthusiastic visitors.  Special thanks to the Hudson Crossing Park Board of Directors for putting on a fantastic dinner!

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Community Connections: Schuylerville


July 28 Whenever the Lois McClure enters the Champlain Canal, I look forward to catching up with Bob Foster at Lock 5, Schuylerville. Bob is a boat guy, who now runs a couple of tour boats. There’s his lovely, little, … Continue reading

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Exploring in Schuylerville


July 28 The first leg of the trip through the Champlain Canal has been particularly special for me.  Not only are we traversing familiar ground in our “home” canal and seeing old acquaintances and friends, but my daughter, Emily, has … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the past


We are at our berth at the Hudson Crossing Park, Schuylerville and it is great to be back on the canal. It’s different this time as we know the lock keepers and people in all the communities we have been … Continue reading

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Life on the canal


July 27 One of the great things about returning to ports we’ve visited in the past is that we get to see old friends. Last night in Fort Edward, Darlene DeVoe and her husband, Adam, hosted a super dinner for … Continue reading

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Archeology in Fort Edward


On Monday morning Erick, Emily, Molly and I had the rare opportunity to visit an active archeological dig. We accompanied Neal Orsini, our guide and owner of the Anvil Inn (and also the 30,00th visitor on board the Lois in … Continue reading

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Exploration in Fort Edward


On Sunday after we docked in Fort Edward, several members of the crew (Erick, Molly, Jeff and I) chose to go for a stroll to visit an abandoned lock from the old Champlain Canal. The lock was really cool, with … Continue reading

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