My wife and I really enjoyed Kimberly Price’s article “To Witness the World from the Water” (Summer 2010). We did a similar trip from our summer cottage near Ticonderoga to Watkins Glen.
Three of us (my wife and I and our best friend, all 67 years old at the time) travelled 350 miles through 38 locks for six days in the summer of 2009, all in a 21-foot boat.
The New York State Canal System is a real underutilized jewel and unknown to most people in the state.
–Dale and Nancy Bryant, Elmira
Thank you for including our Wine Country/Boy Scout skiff project in your Summer 2010 issue. The scouts have named the boat the Reginald Wood in honor of an Eagle Scout from Hammondsport who died in Europe during WWII. They have also decided to donate the proceeds of the raffle to the Finger Lakes Boating Museum. Ed Wightman was not only an instructor for our skiff project but also the pilot of the sail boat pictured on page 83 of your Summer 2010 issue.
–Terry Holland, Phelps
I read the wonderful article “Horses in my Dreams” in the Summer 2010 issue. However, as I went to your site for more information regarding the National Forest’s Backbone Horse Campground there is nothing to be found. As an avid equestrian, always looking for new places to ride with my friends, the National Forest sounds great, but when I go to the National Forest Site I can’t locate the Backbone Campground. I’m an avid reader of your publication and have gone to many locations you have recommended, or referenced, from food establishments to vacation locations to overnight accomodations.
–JR Booth, Scottsville
I located a website which has the information you have requested: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/greenmountain/htm/fingerlakes/links/recreation/camping.htm