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Making the trip through Lyons (photo)

Tony the Pirate, Dennis the Menace, and Runaway Ron are seen earlier today aboard RICOCHET in Lyons Lock 27 as they make their thirteenth (13) round trip from Marathon, Florida to Detroit, Michigan. The roundtrip is 4800 miles. The 40 foot boat, a 1964 Cris Craft Commander powered by YanMar Diesel engines, has made 12 complete flawless round trips. According to the crew, their favorite section of the journey is always the Erie Canal. They left Marathon, Florida on May 5th.

Photo by Robert Stopper.

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