EPIC CANOE TRIP!

2019 canoe trip Crown Point to Albany ~98 miles, give or take.

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Day 1

Interpretive Guide to The Narrows
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Interpretive Guide to The Narrows
Transportation and Travel Routes | By Water

Lake Champlain lies at the heart of an inland water route running up the Hudson River from New York City and out the Richelieu River of Quebec to Montreal. The Abenaki Indians call the lake Bitawbagw “lake between;” the Mohawk call it Kanyatarakwá:ronte’,…

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Lock C-12
Transportation and Travel Routes | By Water

Lock C-12 is located right in the heart of old Whitehall, seven miles from Lock C-11. This unique lock is in the center of the historic part of town and makes for a nice place to walk to. There is a bridge crossing the canal/river over the lock…

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Lock C-11
Transportation and Travel Routes | By Water

Lock C-11 on the Champlain Canal is located in the town of Comstock, nine miles north of Lock C-9. This scenic lock lowers boats 12 feet, from an elevation of 124 feet to 112 feet above sea level. The Lockmaster can be reached by VHF Radio…

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Day 2

Lock C-7
Transportation and Travel Routes | By Water

Lock C-7 marks the end of the mighty Hudson River and beginning of the calm artificial channel towards Whitehall. The lock is located 7 miles north of Lock C-6 and just south of the Fort Edward Yacht Basin (the free terminal wall). The lock lifts…

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Lock C-6
Transportation and Travel Routes | By Water

Lock C6 is located in the town of Fort Miller and is the northernmost lock on the Hudson River. The lock has a lift of 16.5 feet, lifting boats from 102.5 feet above sea level to 119 feet above sea level. Lock 6 is located north of Lock C5 by 4…

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Lock C-5
Transportation and Travel Routes | By Water

Lock C-5 is just north of Schuylerville on the Hudson River and 14.3 miles from Lock C-4. This lock is unusual as it is the site of two locks, the current Champlain Canal Lock 5 (Hudson River) and a junction lock that once connected the modern…

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Day 3

Lock C-4
Transportation and Travel Routes | By Water

Lock C-4 is located just north of the town of Mechanicville and Lock C-3 (1.83 miles), where the canal diverges from the Hudson River for a short while creating an artificial island.  This lock lifts boats up 16 feet from the river (elevation:  67.…

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Lock C-3
Transportation and Travel Routes | By Water

Lock C-3 on the Champlain Canal is located in the town of Mechanicville, just north of the heart of the city and terminal wall. It is 2.5 miles north of Lock C-2. This lock lifts and lowers boats 19.5 feet (from 48 to 67.5 feet above sea level). …

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Lock C-2
Transportation and Travel Routes | By Water

Lock C-2 on the modern Champlain Canal is located in the Town of Halfmoon, 4 miles north of Lock C-1. This lock is located on an island in the middle of the river. On the east side of the island is a dam and spillway for excess water; on the west…

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Lock C-1
Transportation and Travel Routes | By Water

Lock C-1 is located in the Town of Halfmoon, five miles north of the Troy Federal Lock when heading up the Hudson River, and 3 miles north of Lock E-2 and the beginning of the Erie Canal.  The Lockmaster can be reached by VHF Radio channel 13 or…

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In This Trip Plan

1 Interpretive Guide to The Narrows
2 Lock C-12
3 Lock C-11
4 Lock C-7
5 Lock C-6
6 Lock C-5
7 Lock C-4
8 Lock C-3
9 Lock C-2
10 Lock C-1