May 17 – Little Falls New York

Off the Lock 10 wall to catch the Lock 10 7am opening. Only boat in so we were through in 10 minutes! Continued our way through locks 11 to 17 always going up. Below is Lock 17 the highest on the Canal at a 40.5’ rise (or drop). This is the only gate style in North America except for the one near Ottawa. It takes a very long time to go up … wasn’t sure we were ever going to get there. This is at Little Falls, a town with a number of rough rock out cropping and cliffs, very dramatic. We couldn’t make Lock 18 so pulled in to the town dock at the renovated 1918 barge canal terminal building which is now a lovely park and great centre for boaters. The small boat pulling in is a Nimble 24 owned by Bob from Minnesota doing the Great Loop.

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