July 21, 2015

July 20, 2015  Day 30  New York Summer 2015
Free City Dock, north of Lock 7
Oswego, NY

We turned right at this junction to enter the Oswego Canal.
The Erie Canal continued to the left.

The Oswego is scenic and has many more homes
along the banks than the Erie did.

Our free dock in Oswego.
This was a challenging travel day!  We left Brewerton at 8:15 under a bright sunny sky with our friends on Movin’ On. We reached our final lock, E-23 on the Erie Canal just after 8:30. (The Erie Canal continues on west to Buffalo, but we are going north).  After locking through on the port side, we realized the wind was coming out of the west.  So, we changed the fenders to the starboard side to transit the Oswego Canal locks.  We went through six locks on the Oswego Canal.  Some of the locks are more difficult than others but we managed to get through them.

We arrived in Oswego at 2:15 and tied up behind Movin’ On on the free wall just past Lock 7. With rain forecast for tomorrow, we decided to arrive today.  There are no utilities on the wall so we have to use our own water and run the generator as needed, but it is a nice place to dock for a few days. Most places are within walking distance.

Oswego is holding its 28th annual Harborfest, a four day event later this week and boats are starting to arrive for it.  Harborfest is featured in several park locations and includes juried arts and crafts, many children’s activities, fireworks, parades, food, live music and entertainment, including jazz and blues and more!

Dawn and Colin came over for a shared dinner of steaks on the grill, salad, vegetable, bread, and fresh fruit, and of course wine! And we played “Ticket to Ride” again, this time with Joyce being the winner.  Bill has dominated the game for the past two weeks, so we were all happy with the outcome.

We will stay here again Tuesday and we may stay for the rest of the week to enjoy Harborfest.