No connection whatsoever to the OP, but here is my two cents.
When heading South we spent two nights at the Oswego marina, plus the mast down. Ate at the local restaurants. Bought stuff we needed for the mast cradle
at the local hardware
store. Went grocery shopping
across the bridge. Bought stuff at the pharmacy. Did laundry
at the laundromat. Bought fuel
Spent another two nights in Fulton. Walked the town. Bought an alternator
at the auto parts
store (we have a VW engine
on the boat, so yes, we can
). Bought more groceries (my passion, go figure since I weigh 110 lbs soaking wet) at some store a long walk away. Went to the Post Office and called overseas (my mom, his mom). Bought pizza. Beer
Canajoharie. Pizza. Lighters. Water
In Waterford we spent three nights. Did laundry
. Bought groceries (yes, again) at Hannaford. Went to the Irish Pub. Had wings and Smithwick. Bought a propane
heater. Took a cab to the store and back to get it.
Then Catskill, two nights, mast up, fuel, groceries, pizza, beer, wine.
Same coming back North, except we spent two weeks in Oswego - on purpose- it was July and hot and we went to the city pool and ate at restaurants and bought more beer and groceries.
I hope we contributed to the local economy and we loved every minute of it.
Maybe y'all should consider doing your part to keep the NY State Canals operational, instead of whooshing by?