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Guard Gate
Maggie/Richard
Sun Nov 14 0:00:00 EST 2010, Erie Canal, NY

One of several guard gates in the Erie Canal.

The purpose of the guard gate is to prevent large amounts of water from being released if there is a break in the canal wall in a long section between locks. The gates are normally up, so boats can pass through.

Crowded Deck
Christina/Richard
Sat Nov 13 17:01:19 EST 2010, Erie Canal, NY

With the masts down, the sails, wires, ropes and hardware that are normally aloft make the deck into an obstacle course.

View from the top
Richard
Sat Nov 13 0:00:00 EST 2010

The view from the top of the lock, before the gates are opened.

Going Up
Maggie/Richard
Fri Nov 12 7:32:10 EST 2010, Waterford, NY

Doors closed, the lock is filling.

Turbulence
Maggie/Richard
Thu Nov 11 0:00:00 EST 2010, Waterford, NY

This is an unusual amount of turbulence outside the lock doors. I believe there were no boats inside at the time and the water was being dumped from the lock quickly to make it ready to receive a boat going up.

In the Lock
Christina/Richard
Wed Nov 10 0:00:00 EST 2010, Waterford, NY

Issuma in the lock, heading for the wall to tie up.

Wed Nov 10 19:44:45 EST 2010 | jenny
We met you in oswego along the canal.
Enjoyed talking to you. Hope your trip is safe.
Becareful out there.
Gates Opening
Maggie/Richard
Tue Nov 9 17:16:58 EST 2010, Waterford, NY

Lock gates opening.

First Lock
Maggie/Richard
Tue Nov 9 12:00:00 EST 2010, Waterford, NY

The entrance to the first lock of the Erie Canal.

Mon Nov 8 13:45:35 EST 2010 | Rick Geater
Wow. You still have some fall colours down Erie way. I'm looking forward to getting together. Cheers, rick
Entering Lock
Christina/Richard
Mon Nov 8 12:00:00 EST 2010, Waterford, NY

Issuma, with both masts down, approaches the first lock of the Erie Canal at Waterford.

I'm behind on the blog entries. Tugster wrote about the canal trip on Issuma here .

Tue Nov 9 7:42:37 EST 2010 | George Ray
Very cool picture !! The details on the Erie Canal back story are very thin and so the reading public is left to guess what the hero of the story has in mind for a next adventure. Tune in next week for the next exciting installment of "Issuma Sails the World"
Autumn
Richard
Sun Nov 7 17:51:00 EST 2010, Upper Hudson River, NY



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