the Erie Canal at my back door..Part1

just a little History, before I begin my photo journey .  although I am use to living just steps away from a great lake, I cant complain at all , having the canal so close, its wonderful, we meet so many people in the summer months, who love to talk about their travels along the canal, where they been with the  with the boats (of all sizes). We live just minuets  from 2 towns on the Canal, we spend a great deal of  time between the 2.

The Erie Canal is a canal in New York that originally ran about 363 miles (584 km) from Albany, New York, on the Hudson River to Buffalo, New York, at Lake Erie. Built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, the canal helped New York eclipse Philadelphia as the largest city and port[1][2] on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. The canal is now part of the New York State Canal System.

First proposed in 1807, its construction began in 1817. The canal contains 36 locks and a total elevation differential of about 565 feet (172 m). It opened on October 26, 1825.[2]

on the Erie Canal
on the Erie Canal, in Fairport,New York, on a friday Nite
a summer time vacation
a summer time vacation


family activities
family activities


well thats about it for now, next time we”ll take a walk to see what the canal was used for back in the day, and what they have changed into for modern times. thanks for stopping by. have a pleasant week


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  1. Oh Kathy what a beautiful place. You are very fortunate to live so close to such an amazing place to stroll and take in the sights. Thank you for sharing the history which puts it all into perspective. Looking forward to the next instalment.

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    1. Thanks Mary, when I see these things day in and day out, … I’m never sure if anyone else would really be interested .. So thank you for that;) I love being so close to the canal, there’s so much activity in the summer months. . I think my next installment might be the locks at Lockport….. It’s massive.,so stay tuned;) and thanks again


  2. Thanks very much Francis, yes I’m feeling much more comfortable now, and finding my way around;)!
    Just my day to day life, but I love living where I live…. Only in the summer months;)
    Thank again, and have a wonderful week


  3. Such a beautiful area, Kathy and I must say how gorgeous your images look here when they are nice and large! When I look at these, I feel like I’m right there along the Canal!

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  4. Thank you Susan very much !!! We love living on the canal .. In the warm months anyway;) .
    I’m glad you enjoy our stroll together 😉
    Have a grand rest of the week with your boys ❤️


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