Canoe trip through canal took lots of paddling

Posted 15 August 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

In August of 1958 my father Cary Lattin, in the stern of the canoe, took my friend Lee Stevenson, son of Don and Ruth Stevenson, and myself, in the bow of the canoe, on a trip.

We started in North Tonawanda on the Erie Canal, came through the locks at Lockport and camped on the canal bank overnight around Gasport.

The next day we arrived back in Albion. It was a lot of paddling!

I was 13 years old at the time. Wishing us bon voyage from the dock are Angie Brown, Polly Rosch and my mother Avis Lattin.