Originally, this was to have been the end point of our 2019 cruising season of the Great Loop. Our plan was to spend 2018 getting the boat to our marina in Punta Gorda, FL. This year was to have been spent cruising the Bahama’s, Chesapeake and points beyond and up to this area. 2020 was to have been spent cruising the Great Lakes, passing thru Chicago at the end of August. Early this year the Army Corps of Engineers decided to close the Illinois River to all but commercial traffic from July thru November 2020 which would have held us up for another year so now we have to complete the Loop this year. Starting tomorrow morning we will begin what was to have been the 2020 cruise of the Great Lakes. A new adventure begins…
Lighthouse at the entrance to Kingston, New York. The Hudson is a really pretty river.
Named an island after us!
An empty cargo vessel. This thing is sitting so high in the water you can see a blade of the propeller sticking out of the water in front of the rudder.
Entering Albany, New York.
Brings back memories of Louisville’s river front.
Waterfall near Troy, New York. You can see the lock entrance to the right of the small building.
Does this lock chamber make my transom look big???
This is Lock #2 which begins the our trip up the Erie Canal. We will traverse 5 locks over less than 2 miles which will lift Whisky Business 169 feet. The highest lift in the world over such a short span of waterway.
Boat exiting Lock #2. BTW, there is no Lock #1 on the Erie Canal.
This photo was taken looking downstream from the first door of Lock #2.
Lock chamber #2
Erie Canal awaits!