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Old 08-30-2016, 11:22 PM   #221
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We decided to Cruise Lake Onondaga all the way to Syracuse Inner Harbor .

Docks are modern with free electricity (water was not operational at this time)

Even they are making extreme efforts to remove the weeds and algea in the channel. We got stuck in the middle of the channel with 6.5 depth our full keel draft is 3.6 feet and we were stuck.

We called TowBoat US and they do not have any service tow provider. They would send a Towboat on a trailer having 65 miles to get to our location... My wife and I managed to push the bow on each side then favour the north side of the channel.

Following the advice to the local Sherriff officers we favourded the 11 feet and 13 feet markers. We made it to the docks.

Then we walked to the beautiful trendy Aloft Hotel which is opened since the 12th of July 2016.

Wow what a pleasant surprise. We were greeted by Jessica at the reception.

Jessica was quite hospitable as shed provided us documentation and complimentary Wifi Access code and all the appropriate information for visiting Syracuse and the Destiny USA mega Shopping Center with bus shuttle to the FAIR.

From the moment we walked in we found everyone working at the Hotel to be fantastic. Great rooms, Bar, Pool, Training and Conference facilities. This is the place to come and visit Syracure by boat and/or by car.

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There will be a second Hotel that will be operated by REAL Hospitatilty Group that will offer full Restaurant facilities.

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Old 08-30-2016, 11:41 PM   #222
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:44 PM   #223
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We decided to Cruise Lake Onondaga all the way to Syracuse Inner Harbor .

Docks are modern with free electricity (water was not operational at this time)

Even they are making extreme efforts to remove the weeds and algea in the channel. We got stuck in the middle of the channel with 6.5 depth our full keel draft is 3.6 feet and we were stuck.
I was in there early last week and was dragging through the mud in my Mainship 34 in the middle of the entrance. Agree the hotel is nice but not much else going on around there.
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On the hard we did a week of hard labor and am resting today.

Did cap rail, bottom and prop.

Bought that "MP" prop from Tacoma Propeller about 5 years ago when we were living in Alaska and ordered it changed from 14" pitch to 13" before shipment. Been running for about 5 years disappointed in the performance. Took it to Tom Ashbrook (my prop man in LaConner) and he checked the pitch ... it was 14! All these years I've been assuming it was changed to 13 as ordered. Hope I get the same change in performance that I got when I dropped an inch of pitch on the original prop.

PS it's "Willy" w a Y.
Oh and I went back to ArmorAll on the prop as we had barnacles on the Barnacle Buster coating. To be fair though we did little running time.
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:27 PM   #230
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Yes We did Dave!

I drank 3 glasses of milk and 2 glasses of chocolate milk as they are growth-hormone-free!

Wow! I learned that this company was founded during the Great Depression in 1933.

They were delivering milk bottles to New Yorkers by horse-wagons.
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We had the visit of a nice tall gentlemen watching me repairing Lise bicycle rear flat tire.

He introduced himself as Steven. He wanted to know if we had problems getting in the inner harbour.

Lise explained that we got caught in weeds. He mentionned that he will get the issue resolved by having the harbour dredged.

He introducted us to Micheal the Aloft Hotel manager. Steven and Micheal welcomed Lise and I inviting us to stay as long as we want and enjoy the site.

Steven mentionned he was the President of COR Development and gave us his card . He said not to hesitate to contact him if we had any problem or issues during our stay.

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Not yet as we just did a dry run with our bikes... We definitely will go visit the Erie Canal Museum

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Not yet as we just did a dry run with our bikes... We definitely will go visit the Erie Canal Museum
We took a day and drove from Brewerton to Syracuse for sightseeing, but out primary purpose was to see the museum. We just felt in cruising the Erie, we had to. The building and the history were interesting although not a huge or spectacular museum. Still, the only weighlock building still left in the US. Just the concept of driving a load through and getting it weighed was interesting to us. We're easily amused by seeing history.
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I've lived less than 30 miles away from Syracuse my whole life. My sister and several of my friends live there. You now know more about the place than I do... lol. The only thing left I can recommend is to grab some dinner at Dinosaur Barbecue. It's a local institution.
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I've lived less than 30 miles away from Syracuse my whole life. My sister and several of my friends live there. You now know more about the place than I do... lol. The only thing left I can recommend is to grab some dinner at Dinosaur Barbecue. It's a local institution.
We all tend to do that. We still haven't gone to all the tourist attractions of South Florida. When living in NC, we thought of the mountains and coast as places people vacationed and it shocked us that some actually came to our area to sight see. We finally looked at all the things we'd not seen together and decided to do one a month.
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