The Seneca River runs from the Finger Lakes to “Three Rivers”, the junction of the Seneca, Oneida and Oswego Rivers. The later two rivers allow boaters to continue on to Oneida Lake and east to Albany, or to Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and the Atlantic Ocean.
In addition to being part of a major recreational water-chain, the Seneca River is part of the historic Erie Canal, now known as the New York State Barge Canal. As you can see by the picture, we’ve come a long way from the mule Sal walking the tow-path pulling a small barge.
In the photo, a state owned tugboat is pulling a barge containing an extended semi-tractor-trailer hauling a l-o-n-g steel beam that was used in the reconstruction of the Belgium Bridge, about a mile from here.