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29 August 2008 | Medina,NY
Mike
OK....we left Tonawanda in a steady drizzle this morning. From that end, when the Erie canal first starts out, it's like something from the movie "African Queen." Fortunately, they're very good about keeping the channel marked, because it intersects with several small, shallow, mossy, creeks.

Then, as we neared Lockport, it began to look more civilized and man-made. The weather also began to improve and we all started to relax....that is, until we reached the first pair of locks that drop the boat FIFTY FEET!!! Actually, it went fairly smoothly but there were a couple of exciting moments.

Once again, I have to give Jan and Terry credit, they handled everything very well. I also have to give credit to the Canal people. They asked how far we were planning to go today and I told them. Every lift bridge we reached on the way here was already calling for us when we got there!

When we reached the last one at Medina, the tender gave us the code for the showers, etc. and even gave us the low down on happenings in the town. (A classic car show!)

Anyway, 33 locks and a bunch of lift bridges to go and we'll be on the other side of New York!
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Vessel Name: Norma Fay
Vessel Make/Model: Hunter 386
Hailing Port: Racine, Wisconsin
Crew: Mike Miller
About: I recently retired from the trop-rock band the "Boat Drunks" and I'm going sailing. Heading through the Eastern Great Lakes, down the ICW and to the Bahamas for starters. Then...We'll see!
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Who: Mike Miller
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