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Lois McClure approaching Lyons on the Erie Canal (photo)

The replica 1862 schooner Lois McClure from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum approaches Lyons Sunday morning. The authentic replica, 88 feet in length, has no means of propulsion other than sail, so a 1964 tugboat, the C.L.Churchill, serves as power. As part of the Lois McClure’s 2017 Legacy Tour commemorating the Erie Canal Bicentennial, the Lois McClure docked in Lyons and was open for free tours on Sunday afternoon.

Photo by Robert Stopper.

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