Monthly Archives: October 2012

The People We Meet


by Kerry Batdorf Among the treasures we encounter while on a Lois McClure adventure are the people we meet who have some sort of personal connection to or special interest in the system of canals and natural waterways on which … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log, Part 6


On August 20th, we were ready to tackle Lake Ontario with the Lois McClure. I say tackle because Lake Ontario is Big Water, plenty big enough to get too rough for a vessel built to travel on quiet canals and … Continue reading

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A Second View of Sackets Harbor to Oswego


Four o’clock in the morning is as good as night. A few hours earlier I woke up ‘round midnight to see the breeze was up. If the wind were to build, we’d have quite a challenging ride on the broad … Continue reading

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Sackets Harbor to Oswego


by Carolyn Kennedy After only a couple of hours with the public on Sunday, August 26th in Sackett’s Harbor, NY, the crew of the Lois McClure enjoyed a few days off in the small but lovely historic town of Sackett’s … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log, Part 5


On August 8th, the Lois McClure, towed by the tug, C. L. Churchill, on her hip, left Ottawa and went up through two pairs of locks and into the navigable part of the Rideau River at a place called Hog’s … Continue reading

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The Rideau Canal to Jones Falls, Kingston and Sackets Harbor


by Art Cohn When last I wrote, the Lois McClure and her crew were about to proceed down the Rideau Canal from Ottawa to Kingston. Traveling this historic waterway southward reveals a canal very much like it was in 1832. … Continue reading

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