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Lois McClure locking through Lock 27 in Lyons (photo)

Early this morning, the 88 foot schooner Lois McClure from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum locked through Lock 27 in Lyons, NY. The McClure is piloted by Captain Eric Tichonouk. Power for the McClure is provided by the tugboat C.L. Churchill, piloted by Captain Art Cohn. The McClure is headed west to Tonawanda and visiting communities along the canal as... more

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... more

Vote Tilla docks at Lauraville Landing in Clyde (photo)

Vote Tilla (flotilla) composed of 6 Mid- Lakes Lockmaster boats, docked this evening at Lauraville Landing in Clyde on the Erie Canal. Vote Tilla launched at the Women’s National Historic Park in Seneca Falls and is en route to the Susan B Anthony House in Rochester. The Vote Tilla is stopping at each community along its route to Rochester. On... more

Hill Cumorah 2017 (photo)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is once again sponsoring the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra New York. Nearly 50 thousand spectators are expected to see the largest Pageant in North America. There are 740 cast members on hand. This year the pageant is celebrating its 80th anniversary. The show begins on July 15th and will... more

Laying low near Sodus Bay (photo)

I happen to come upon this American Bittern at Sodus Bay during the holiday weekend. It is a solitary bird, and although common in much of its range, usually keeps itself well-hidden and is difficult to observe. It typically hunts by walking stealthily in shallow water and among the vegetation (as seen here in this image), stalking its prey, but... more

Murphy Strong (Photo)

Newark resident David Muphy overcame the impossible by recently completing the 5k Laurel Race. Murphy who survived a severe motorcycle accident has gone through several years of treatment for a broken back and several other leg injuries. Once told that he may never walk again Murphy has overcome all odds. He finished the race in Newark with his hands raised... more

David Murphy does the impossible (photo)

Newark Resident David Murphy is seen walking the Laurel 5k race held in Newark recently. Murphy who suffered a severe back injury and numerous other fractures participated in the fundraiser for Laurel House a hospice home being built in Newark. Nearly 220 runners and walkers were on hand for the event. Photo by Jim Miranda. more
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