Thursday, July 19, 2012
Utica to Sylvan Beach, NY
Next stop is Brewerton NY for a few days to pick up Joan and Ian and to reprovision. We will update the blog in a few days. The marina, Winter Harbor, will be Island Hopper's home for this winter with inside heated storage.
This was our last lock today, we hold on to the lock wall with lines that are secured at the top and hang down. As you can imagine they are slimy so we use rubber gloves. Very little turbulents in lock when being lowered unlike when going up. The lockmaster always calls the next lock to advise them we are coming so there are no delays.
We had to buy a pass ($50 for 10 days) to use the locks from the NY Canal Corporation.
Check the link for Sylvan Beach Link
Posted by Island Hopper at 7:54 AM