Friday, June 30, 2006

Stuck in Phoenix

Virtually the entire NYS canal system is shut down due to flooding. At lock 10 on the Erie, the entire control house at the lock was washed away, taking the transformers with it. It will be out at least a month.
I'm now on the Oswego canal, near lock 1. The Oswego is shut down until Monday or Tuesday to let the flood waters abate.
At least I'm in a pleasant spot to get stuck.
There are reports of whole docks floating down the Hudson River, some with boats still attached to them. At other places, boaters are stranded on docks that are now under water with no way to get ashore except by dingy. I'm guess I'm lucky to be where I am, with the Bridge House Brats taking care of me.

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