Children's Musuem School Boat Ride
August 2000


The Erie Canal SchoolBoat sets sail!

Frank Gruenwald & Marlene Brown, among the voyagers

"We're changing the past, the present, and the future at the Children's Museum"

Guests enjoying the voyage

The voyagers are enthralled with the process of locks opening and closing!

Herkimer BOCES Tony shares info

Marlene helps Frank with the boat's flags

The Captain & staff enjoying it all

Shirley Scialdo, and Ellen enjoying


We're heading into the locks


Hey, the gates are opening!

We're going down, down, down...

The crew assists in the process


Water pours in & flag proudly waves

Captain Mike points out zebra mussels (or clams) on lock walls

Passengers of all ages enjoying

Holding her steady as she goes!

Proud Captain at the Wheel!

A picture of a sailboat from the bow

Crossing under the bridge

The Mohawk River meets the Erie Canal

Coming to the overpasses

Hey, there's Utica & Rome!

Passengers chatting on boat's bow

Crew shares the history with young folks

And ships passed on the Canal

The Captain & his crew keep watch

A tour boat passes by & waves

A sailing vessel passes by & waves

Tony & Earl outside the wheelhouse

And we're returning to Lock 20, Marcy

Gatekeeper gets ready to open locks

NYS & Canal Authority flags flying

The locks opening up again

And the gates open to let us through

The crew anchors us to land

Folks on land watch us dock

The crew does their thing

Shirley & Joe Scialdo enjoyed the trip!

Met Life folks get ready to board

Met Life's Jane Crech and Vic Scalise.

A great day was had by all!

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