Monthly Archives: December 2012

Along the Champlain Canal


by Tom Larsen As mentioned previously, this is our sixth year through the Champlain Canal. We’ve met many people and visited many communities through the years, but the Champlain Canal is something unique. The boats the Lois is patterned after … Continue reading

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Return to Schuylerville


by Tom Larsen This is our 6th year through the Champlain Canal. It is a part of the Lois‘s history now, and we have created some fantastic connections along its length. Schuylerville is just one example of this. Each year … Continue reading

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Waterford


by Tom Larsen Every time we pass through Waterford, we reconnect with old friends. Chris Freeman joined us during our trip down the flight of locks to Renssalaer, Art reconnected with local historians, and we had a visit from Russell … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log, Part 7


On September 5th, the Lois McClure left Oswego and headed home. In terms of ports-of-call, we were halfway there: Oswego was our twentieth stop out of forty. Number 21 was Phoenix, up the Oswego River. On the way, we went … Continue reading

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Renssalaer


by Tom Larsen The morning we left Half Moon, the Oocher decided it had done enough for the season, and refused to start. No amount of convincing would get it running, and the few times it did cough, gasoline came … Continue reading

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Half Moon


by Jean Belisle 24th of September, it is 7 in the morning but I can’t see anything  A very thick fog is covering Amsterdam. But like magic around 9 a ray of sun and a second. Suddenly the sky is … Continue reading

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Canajoharie and Amsterdam


by Art Cohn We last visited Canajoharie in 2007, but I had been off the boat and missed the community named for a natural feature in the river. Today Canajoharie is marked by an enormous Beech Nut sign that reflects … Continue reading

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