Sunday, October 2, 2011

Eastern End of Erie Canal Still Closed

As of this writing Erie Canal remains closed between Locks E8 and E17.  It appears the remainder of the canal locks have reopened.  Since these are on the east end of the canal a transit on the Erie or Oswego canal to the Hudson River is still impossible.  The Champlain Canal is open.  I have never taken this particular route and there have been shoaling problems in the past.

American Exceptionalism

Peter Schramm, liked to tell the story of his family's escape from Hungary in the aftermath of its failed revolution against Russian Com...