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Old 04-07-2013, 11:42   #1
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Erie Canal Eastbound

We will be hitting the Erie Canal sometime in the next week or so bound for New York. What's this year's thinking on the best place to unstep the mast in/around Tonawanda? We want some good (and patient) help.

The boat is a Pacific Seacraft 34 with mast height if 45 feet.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:48   #2
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Avoid Wardells Boatyard.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:30   #3
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Thanks. What's the best option?
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Old 05-07-2013, 13:54   #4
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Re: Erie Canal Eastbound

Can't answer your question but you might find this interesting.
Cruising the NY State Canal System
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WARNING there is severe damage in the Erie canal system right now.
boats on this end are being transported ou by truck, or taking the lake Champlain way.
right now it is closed on this end. i will look for a link for you.
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New York State Canals

right on the main page.

Damage keeps Erie Canal closed
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Avoid Wardells Boatyard.
Denny Wardell is an interesting character with some old machinery to (un-) step a mast. If you have un-stepped your mast before, yourself, you should have no issue.

If you want hands-off service, find and go somewhere else.
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Ouch. How long do repairs like this normally take? Should we expect the Erie Canal to be closed a week, a month or more?
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Ouch. How long do repairs like this normally take? Should we expect the Erie Canal to be closed a week, a month or more?
They just don't know. It could be days and it could be another week. Check in at Notice to Mariners - New York State Canals for the most current notices including when the canal is open. Chuck
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Ouch. How long do repairs like this normally take? Should we expect the Erie Canal to be closed a week, a month or more?
whats normal damage?
the educated guess is a month more, at least. trucking rate are going up.
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Current estimate from the NY Canal Corp is another week. Not sure why that would affect trucking rates. There are options to use the Champlain Canal if the 17 foot bridge clearance can be met. Chuck
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Current estimate from the NY Canal Corp is another week. Not sure why that would affect trucking rates. There are options to use the Champlain Canal if the 17 foot bridge clearance can be met. Chuck
there is an american tug sitting at lock 2 right now, too high for the bridge due to water level.
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Thanks guys we will make our way up there and assess once we get there.

We might still be early enough in the season to take the St Lawrence seaway in a pinch.
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Old 05-07-2013, 20:49   #15
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i feel bad for all those stuck, and not able to continue the loop they had planned. i think it is getting very late if your in albany ny heading west? its going to be chilly, according to what i read, by the time they get to those canada locks.
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