Some areas along the NYS Canals evoke tropical forests . . .
Some bridges are so low even today that we approach dead slow, jackstaff–our measure of minimum clearance–ready to signal full astern.
Many places along the canal offer a parallel path for the railroad like
this automobile train pulled by Union Pacific locomotives.
If it seems I have paid more attention to these canal banks than others, it’s true, because these are in the county where I grew up and first caught a fish. Click here for close-ups of this former Agway and beet refining complex.
These abandoned scows lie within 250 feet of Rte. 31, but I’d never seen them until I took the canal.
Click here to see the large number of posts I’ve done on this 1912 tug I call Grouper.
When this creature stands at the end of a dock like this, I’m happy to comply.
So far, west of Palmyra, I’ve seen the most fabulous bike trails.
More trains and
And finally, just east of Fairport, I love this garden with repurposed metal “sculpture” that includes two harps.
All photos taken by Will Van Dorp.