May 23 - 30, 2006 - NYS Canal System, Lake Ontario and St Lawrence Seaway Tow - Page 1

We left Cohoes, NY on May 23rd and ran light boat up to Massena, NY to pick up a barge and tow it back to New York City. We left the upper wall of the Snell Lock on May 27, in the late afternoon and towed west through the St Lawrence Seaway, across Lake Ontarion and into the New York State Canal System. We secured the barge with two others on May 30 just above Lock E-20, west of Utica. The barge is 195' long x 35' wide and 18' tall. She is only drawing about a foot of water.

The Urger at Waterford
Waiting to enter Lock E-2
Lock E-19
Alongside dump scow in Utica
Checking out beached hopper
Alongside hopper and dump scow - initial destination with barge
Day's End on the top pool
Lock E-21 Sunset
In Lock O-8, Oswego, looking at the harbor and Lake Ontario
Secured in Clayton, NY at RJ Marine's dock
RJ Marine's Maple Grove
Westbound Laker in the St Lawrence Seaway
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