Beautiful pic BMJNYC
My own co26 was dropped into the water earlier this week and the mast goes up tomorrow morning. The season has started.
If you are traveling the Erie canal are you starting in Buffalo or Oswego?
If Oswego you might be interested to know that Kingston has several options that you might take advantage of, assuming a visit is part of your trip.
1) My understanding is that Confederation Basin harbour(downtown Kingston) has several slips available, for free, for transients.
2) Portsmouth Olympic harbour has a small crane suitable to drop the mast. I understand there is a small charge but much less than state side. This would mean motoring across the lake.
If you would like more details let me know, I can followup. I know nothing about the canal but have lived in and sailed Kingston for most of my live so I may be able to pass on some useful info.
Good luck perhaps you could followup with your experience once done? It is a trip that is in my future, some day when I walk away from my cubicle...