The Erie Canal Walk – Day Fourteen ~ Syracuse to Weedsport

We left Syracuse at 6 am…to beat the sun or the rain, whichever came first. The village of Camillus is unrivaled in its dedication to restoring the section of the old Erie Canal that passes through their backyards. The museum was still closed when we came through but there is much to see outside. First of all, they have mileage markers, a real help when wondering where you are. This one indicates we are half way between Albany and Buffalo.

Half way point between Albany and Buffalo!!
Half way point between Albany and Buffalo!!

Here are a couple canal boats. The bouy boat was used by a canal worker to change out the kerosine lamps that lined the canal, allowing passage at night.

House Boat
House Boat
Bouy Boat
Bouy Boat

The village has restored The Nine Mile Aquduct and claims that it may be the only working aquaduct in the country.

Nine Mile Aqueduct, Camillus, NY
Nine Mile Aqueduct, Camillus, NY

We met these 3 gals, Holly, Bernie, and Diva. They were awesome.

Holly, Bernie, and Diva
Holly, Bernie, and Diva

These are for Nancy. We had lunch in her home town of Jordan. It’s a village really and very lovely.

Jordan Middle School
Jordan Middle School
Jordan Village Hall
Jordan Village Hall

Well, the rain came first, in bucketfuls, just about 1/2 mile from our lodgings in Weedsport. Our shoes are drying, once again, in the sun that came out just after the soaking rain.

All the best,

~Ann

 

3 thoughts on “The Erie Canal Walk – Day Fourteen ~ Syracuse to Weedsport

  1. acubellingham July 18, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    Wow, thanks so much! My old grade school! The Village Hall! I haven’t been back to Jordan in about 26 years, since my 25th high school reunion. I missed the 50th reunion last summer. I used to cross over the Erie Canal bed on my walk to and from school every day starting in third grade. Thanks for your posts, I’m enjoying them a lot.

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  2. Leah Martaindale July 18, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    Oh thank you for the aquaduct pic! We missed seeing that! How amazing.

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  3. Lisa Yates July 18, 2016 / 11:07 pm

    The pictures are soooo great! What an education and experience. So incredible.

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