Read this excellent article about Erie Canal tugboats. It was written by Brian Gauvin and published February 28, 2018 on the Professional Mariner website .
Published by tugdewittclinton
I am interested in local history and happily reside in a small village on the Erie Canal. I have crossed the Canal thousands of times and still love to watch the bridges go up as the boats pass by. The Erie Canal and its vessels are part of the rhythm and fabric of our community. They have been intertwined for two hundred years and will continue through time. I am compelled to share the story of the DeWitt Clinton, a smaller but still mighty tug. We both call Albion our home and share something else in common - this Tug's captain is my brother. View all posts by tugdewittclinton