Sunday, July 27, 2014

Waterford, NY - Day Two.

Morning thunderstorms finally passed. We have had our share of rain and servere thunderstorms this trip, but for now the sun is trying to break through, at least for a while.

Summer Sundays are the time for the Waterford Farmer's Market, which sets up at the visitor's center across from the boat docks.

There were several vegetable vendors along with baked goods, local honey, maple syrup, flowers and plants and some jewelry. Maryann bought fresh corn-on-the-cob, and other vegetables for our last run down the Hudson.

Waterford Harbor visitor's center is just south of Lock 2, the official first lock of the Erie Canal. It is home of several antique boats and an annual "tug rendezvous".

And, there are several tour boats that will take folks for a trip to experience the locks.

Captain's Supplement:

Waterford, NY like many of the towns we have visited along the Erie Canal are almost museum-like in their faded glory. Old main streets, factories, and residences provide a glimpse into what life was like 50 to 100 years ago.

Now, passed their prime, they lack the resources to modernize and live in a state of either dead or dying.


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