We started today in Amsterdam NY, and ended the day in Ilion NY. We continued meandering along the Mohawk river and eventually left the Mohawk river and continued on the man made part of the Erie canal. The canal was full of sticks and logs. One of the “go fast” power boats we were following through the locks picked up a large log/tree and was disabled for a while. They kept running ahead but the turtle kept catching them at the next lock.
Later the rain arrived…………….
The crew helping in the lock
Some of the lock walls were smooth steel or concrete, some like this were quite ruff. All were dirty and wet so they needed gloves.
The view from the top of a lock one raised to the top
Entering lock #17 which is one of the highest lift locks in the world
The entry is a large gate the raises up.
At the bottom of the lock
Water filling the lock
Finished for the day at Ilion Marina