Nice way to beat the heat

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 July 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – A group of boaters passed through Albion along the Erie Canal this morning a little after 10. I don’t see too many caravans like this in the canal.

The big boaters passed through on a day when Orleans County is under a heat advisory. The National Weather Service says we’ll reach a high of 94 degrees today.

The heat advisory is in effect from 1 to 9 p.m. when the heat index values will range from 100 to 104.

“If proper precautions are not taken, heat exhaustion or other heat-related symptoms could develop in those exposed to the hot and humid conditions,” the Weather Service advised.

There is a little breeze today, which helps make the heat more bearable. Being on a boat would also help.

The boaters head west on the canal from the Main Street lift bridge. In the foreground is a bollard used to tie up boats.