Canal kicks off a new season

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

A Canada goose was out this morning just after sunrise in the widewaters section of the Erie Canal along Presbyterian Road, just east of Knowlesville.

The canal opened its navigational season at 7 a.m. The historic waterway has been open to boaters every year since 1825.

This photo, taken at about 6:30 a.m., is looking west from the bridge on Presbyterian Road.

The lift bridge is pictured in Eagle Harbor. Orleans County has seven lift bridges, the most of any county on the 363-mile-long canal.

Here’s another goose in the widewaters section. There is a lot of wildlife along the canal.

This photo was taken on Thursday evening and shows the lineup of tugboats and other canal equipment between the Main Street and Ingersoll Street lift bridges in Albion.