Peter, Bob and Tarja arrived at Riverview Marine on Tuesday. Peter helped Bob with all the tasks required to put up the mast stands and get the rig ready for the mast to come down. Meanwhile, Tarja hit Price Chopper to provision the boat for the final leg of Finnish Line’s trip, along the Erie Canal to Oswego – then across Lake Ontario to Kingston. Peter drove back to Kingston late Tuesday afternoon with hope in his heart that the crane operators strike will be settled soon and the boats at KYC will be happily floating at their docks.
The mast came down on Wednesday, we’ll leave on Friday morning to go as far as Waterford and will start along the canal on Saturday. There is still a lot of debris; branches, logs, in the water. The first picture shows stuff floating by when we arrived. The other pictures are of the mast down process.