DAY 101 - SCHENECTADY YACHT CLUB TO ILION MARINA, ILION (71.8 Mi.)
Sunday, August 13, 2017 ~ It is another great day for travelling as we left the dock at 6:30 am for the next lock. The locks are open from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm so there was no reason to leave too early. The going is mostly slow with a maximum speed of 10 mph or No Wake. We had an incident in Lock 13. One if the large fender holders broke, so I cleated the line I was holding to fix it as the boat was rising. When I got back to the line I could not release it and YELLED for Frans “Knife - We need a knife”. He raced down and cut the line. We could hear the strain on the boat as it continued to rise. We felt the boat drop about 6 inches. My heart was in my throat. It could have been so bad. Of course i never did that again. We did Locks 8 thru 18 today and docked at Ilion Marina at 3:15 pm. It was a marina and trailer park with very nice grounds.
|Rexford Bridge, Schenectady.|
|Waiting at Erie Canal Lock 18 for eastbound |
traffic to lock thru.
|Typical Erie Canal scenery.|