We did enter the chamber at 7:45 for the second wave.
The locks themselves were no trouble. Everyone took the same positions at each of the locks so getting in and out wasn't a problem. Well... getting out was a little problem every now and again.
|We're docked against the huge blocks, put there|
to keep boats from drifting onto the land.
But it makes for a tricky on/off the boat.
That was my plan: powering through it. I put the spurs to Cat-n-Dogs and we forced our way into the churn. It's such an odd sensation when the boat turns on you and you aren't the driver. You feel like you've lost control. I did manage to keep her straight(-ish) and we got out of it without incident. But there was a great deal of spin-the-wheel-left-now-spin-it-right-now-back-back-back!
Other locks weren't as bad, just a bit jostling.
|Pudgy Pug's maiden voyage|
Oswego is on Lake Ontario, which is currently 3 feet above it's normal water line. They had a tremendous amount of rain and snow these last few months. Oswego is barely above the water line now. The canal was closed for a darned good reason -- waaaaaay too much water.