There were a few boats above the first lock of the Erie Canal, including the historic Chancellor, which is need of some restoration work.
It looked so strange to see this boat in the canal with hardly any water past the dam, just to its stern.
Anyone care for some stuffed sturgeon?
One of the fun highlights was this 'tug-o-war', which was really a pushing contest.
It sure looked like the "little tug that could" did win, and celebrated by streaming water...
What a great event and we'll look forward to being able to explore on board these tugboats next year!