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Old 22-10-2013, 16:12   #1
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Erie canal transit West to East

First post, so bear with me... I'm planning a trip W to E and back on the Erie Canal next year, and the first question I'm having trouble answering is where I can leave my vehicle and trailer for 1-2 months while travelling. Want to launch on West end (Buffalo / Tonawanda), go all the way to the Hudson, then come back. Lots of stops along the way, including the Finger Lakes. Don't know how or where to look for marinas or municipal services where I could leave a truck and trailer for a few months. Any suggestions? Thx everyone...
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Old 22-10-2013, 16:56   #2
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Re: Erie canal transit West to East

Try a self storage yard. It should be fairly inexpensive to leave your truck and trailer for 2 or 3 months. Make sure it is well secured.
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Re: Erie canal transit West to East

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, gordonthezeker.

http://www.canals.ny.gov/index.shtml

http://www.canals.ny.gov/boating/marinas.html

http://www.offshoreblue.com/cruising/erie-canal.php
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Old 23-10-2013, 14:26   #4
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Re: Erie canal transit West to East

Wow... you guys are great. I'm gonna love this forum! Thx so much for the quick replies and great info! Hope to have a post around this time next year detailing my excursion... thanks again!
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Old 30-10-2013, 03:59   #5
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My father and uncle made the same trip, Buffalo to New York City, in the 50's, in a 14' outboard skiff. He talked about that trip his whole life. I'm sure the trip will be different now. I grew up near the canal in WNY. There is a town every 6 miles, the distance where the mules had to be changed, fed, watered. Most of these towns have docks, showers, and nearby restaurants. This would be a wonderful trip!!
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Re: Erie canal transit West to East

You can also check out Active Captain for marina info... and the Great Loop guys (AGLCA, I think, something like that) for cruising info in that neck of the woods...

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Re: Erie canal transit West to East

What kind of boats are able to make a journey on the canal? Are boats available to charter for the trip? Is extra crew advisable for a couple?

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You might consider shuttling your car and trailer to the destination end of your trip and storing it there, unless you want to take the time to cruise back to the start.
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