May 7: Erie Canal

Since our co-op covered U.S. history and geography last year, there were certain destinations that we hoped to get to so the kids could observe with their own eyes the actual point of interest that they had so diligently located on a map last year. Some examples include: Washington, D.C., Niagara Falls, Mammoth Cave, etc. For this reason, I was hoping that we would get to see the Erie Canal. And we did! We did not get to see a boat go through the locks, and I had wondered if the canal was still in operation, but according to, “New York’s canal system has been in continuous operation since 1825, longer than any other constructed transportation system on the North American continent.”


Someone slept through the first part of the tour.
Lock Tenders Tribute–with a few additions

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