Monthly Archives: September 2010

Safe from the flood


Good news! We have arrived safely in Waterford.  We were up and on our way at first light, the rain held off, and we made it all the way (approximately 35 miles and eight locks, a descent of 191 feet)  … Continue reading

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Update: Flood Running


We did leave this morning right at first light, thanks to early morning work by the lock keepers. The tug has been holding up well, though we’ve been trying to limit the use of reverse (which has the potential to … Continue reading

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Tugboat Video Summary


Art Cohn Executive Director

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Tugboat End Result


The Churchill is fixed! Erick, Andy, Kerry and Art put in a wrenching frenzy and got it all back together with the machining assistance of Bob Bailey in the Canal Corp’s Waterford machine shop.  Thanks to everyone involved in this … Continue reading

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Tugboat Update


The new key is getting machined! Stay tuned for more updates!

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News Flash!


I write as the last light of day is fading to the west and we are temporarily forced to stop in Lock E10 on the Erie Canal. Today has seemed so significant in its adventures, trials, and rewards, that I … Continue reading

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Rigging Day


by Barbara Bartley Thursday, September 16 We are docked along the wall on the waterfront of Rochester’s Historic District at Corn Hill Landing.  This morning at 6 am, a crane arrived and the Lois McClure‘s crew, with Erick Tichonuk (our … Continue reading

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