We stopped in Little Falls for a couple of hours. This is a very old, historic city in lock history. This was a city of portage in the 1800’s as travelers on the Mohawk River couldn’t make it over the rapids here. The rapids are right downtown.
We visited the Visitors Center and met a lady who owns the house in the photo. It is 4 stories and she host banquets and weddings on the second floor. The third floor, once a bowling alley, is a dance studio. There is pottery operation on the first floor. She also lives in the building all alone! It is quite a building.
We mentioned before about the fenders we had made for the locks. They are exercise balls, wrapped in laundry bags. Here is a picture of the final product.
After Little Falls, we proceeded to Utica, passing two more locks. At Utica, we are staying at the Utica Marina, where the price is only $1.00 per foot including electric and water. You are allowed to use the restrooms in the restaurant, but there are no showers.