The Erie Canal

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My nephew who is in the Army and stationed 4 hours from us came home for the long weekend.  Today we took him and his girlfriend for a cruise down the Erie Canal.  Click on the Erie Canal and you can read all about how important this canal was in our history!!

We headed out in beautiful sunshine

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We passed under the Niagara Falls bridge

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We came by the Island Street Boatyard Lighthouse (click to read about it)

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We came upon the old train bridge built around 1892

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We had all our ducks in a row at this point

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We passed by the old Wardell’s Boatyard, Bait shop and Gasoline pump

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We continued on under a train bridge still in use today

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We stopped for a quick lunch at the Dockside Grill

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And back into the boat with the skies clouding up

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And we zoomed off to beat the storm home

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But the storm was not to be..it clouded over…sprinkled 100 drops of rain.. and the sun snuck back out

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And the rest of the ride home was beautiful!!

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