The Ditch Part 2 Locking Through

  Locking Through the Erie Canal takes time, patience, and control as numerous locks gently lift the boater an amazing 420’ in elevation over 110 miles between Albany and Rome, New York then a gradual climb of 150’ by the time your keel touches Lake Erie. Wow!  When opened for traffic in 1825, the canal…… Continue reading The Ditch Part 2 Locking Through

  Born and raised in southeastern Michigan near Detroit I develop an appreciation for the Great Lakes and surroundings due to family vacations along the rugged Keweenaw Peninsula. As I become familiar with this area the desire to learn more about the geography and history of land stretching from Minnesota to Wisconsin, Michigan to Pennsylvania… Continue reading The Ditch Part 1. Why the Erie Canal? (An Introduction)

This radio thing is GREAT I commend whoever created it .   Yesterday I was listening to the Colorado Redwings, oops there I go again, the Colorado Avalanche playoff game against the Minnesota Wild with the announcers, I forget the names, adding color. Doing some bookkeeping and other stuff online I listen to Patrick Roy's first… Continue reading So it begins the race for The Cup, eh?

The Ditch

Part 1 Introduction   Born and raised in southeastern Michigan near Detroit I developed an appreciation for the Great Lakes region due to family vacations along the rugged Keweenaw Peninsula. Like a favorite song you listen to so many times that spawn an interest to hear more from the band, I set about learning the…… Continue reading The Ditch