Friday, November 23, 2018
The Pretty River
Look at this pretty river. It runs along parallel to Route 96 in Pittsford, NY. Isn't it interesting how straight the river is? OK, so it is not a river, it is the Erie Canal! How often as kids did we sing the Erie Canal Song which was written by Thomas S. Allen? "I've got an old mule and her name is Sal, Fifteen years on the Erie Canal" I have always known the canal runs through Rochester and some of the surrounding communities. So today I though I would go look at it. They lower the water level in winter and they also raise the locks, as you can see below. We all know about the Erie Canal, but I still get a kick when I actually see it.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:12 PM