August 9, 2015

August 9, 2015  Day 50  New York Summer 2015
St. Johnsville Municipal Marina
St. Johnsville, NY

This was another easy day of travel on the Erie Canal.  We only needed to go about eighteen miles and left at 0820 – another calm day and mostly sunny sky.  We had three locks to transit. Lock 17 is the most interesting one at Little Falls. It is a 40.5 foot drop going east, and has a guillotine door. We were the only ones in the lock, having just missed the opening, and had to wait about 40 minutes for it to be ready again.  We shared the final lock of the day with two other very small boats.
An eerie photo of the Erie Canal with these reflections!

Look at the man on the cliff! We think he was
 working on something- at least he was brave.

Carried Away docked in St. Johnsville
We arrived in St. Johnsville at 12:30 and first went to the fuel dock at the marina. The diesel price ($2.43/gal) has been the lowest on this entire trip, so we filled all three tanks.  We are spending the night here in this quiet place. 

Other than the sound of nearby trains, there isn’t much going on. There is a campground attached to the site, and we walked around it this afternoon.  There are a few small boats here at the marina but no transients today, so we feel like we have it to ourselves!

We may stay here again tomorrow but will make that decision in the morning.