A Second Look
If you want to see, you have to Look.
Monday, October 21, 2013
The Sam Patch
A replica of an early Erie Canal packet boat that plies the waters for tourist excursions. This gray day it is carrying a load of seniors, and I wonder how long it will be before I join the group.
Sam Patch was a daredevil
who jumped Niagara Falls, then set his sights on
Rochester's 99 foot High Falls
. His first attempt went well but the encore did not.
The updated canal joins the Genesee River near the High Falls, but in Sam's day it crossed the river on a aqueduct.
John D. Linn
Pittsford, NY 14534, USA
Post a Comment
Post Comments (Atom)