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Old 09-24-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
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Erie Canal shut down for quite a while

Don't know if this has been posted on TF. The Erie canal suffered some significant damage from hurricane Irene. Portions on the canal will closed for quite a while until some of the locks and damns get repaired.

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Erie Canal shut down for quite a while

lot of people are stuck now......Canadians and US.....problem is* champlain canal maximum height is only 17' compare to Erie canal wich is 21'....


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Old 09-27-2011, 03:25 PM   #3
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RE: Erie Canal shut down for quite a while

Erie canal will open*from Nov 24th to Dec 8th.

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RE: Erie Canal shut down for quite a while

Doe anyone know of folks planning on taking advantage of the November opening?
We'd really like to talk to them.
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RE: Erie Canal shut down for quite a while

I just came down the Champlain canal. The lock guys said they would be very suprised if the Erie opened at all before next summer.

Only a few boats, mostly Canadian sailors, on the Champlain Canal.
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