"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you
didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain

Friday, August 13, 2010

Oswego NY

Today is Friday the 13th and we left the marina in Brewerton at 9:11.  Good thing I am not superstitious.  The  saga of the over heating engine on The Laura Lee continues.  Rich and Laura decided to continue travelling down the Erie Canal at a reduced speed of about 5 kts, it only overheats at 7+ kts.  So we wished them safe travels and fair winds as we parted ways. We will both end up in Lake Erie so we may meet up again.

The Oswego River is much the same as the Erie Canal.  Houses dot the landscape, along with small towns, bridges and locks.  Six hours on the water today,  we transited 9 locks
and 31 miles. 

Our destination today was Oswego Marina in Oswego NY, at the mouth of Lake Ontario.  We are officially back in the Great Lakes.  Notice how blue the water is now that the lake is in sight.  A nice change from the Erie Canal and further down on the Oswego river.


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