Dropping Radio Waves 200 Feet into the Hudson River

And on the tenth day, we dropped Radio Waves over 200 feet, made a right hand turn, and entered the Hudson River! We went through a total of seven locks that day. The five in the middle are known as the Waterford Flight of Locks and drop/lift boats 169 feet in about one half mile, which is the largest lift/drop in any canal system in the world, so we thought we would share our trip through them with you, our faithful readers! Near the end of the video, you will see Jim get on the port side (left side in layman’s terms!) of the boat and start taking pictures. We then turn right, and that is the point that we exit the Erie canal system and enter the Hudson River. Enjoy!




  • Evan Davila

    September 21, 2015 at 6:06 pm Reply

    That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing…. Totally grooving to the flight of the bumble bees music!!!?

    • Chris

      September 22, 2015 at 3:28 pm Reply

      Ha ha! As soon as I watched this, the first thing that came to mind was Flight of the Bumble Bees! Glad you enjoyed! Miss you guys!

  • Willow DuRocher Link

    September 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm Reply

    Love your movie of the Flight of Five! Have a wonderful time on the Hudson. Our Captains Log notes say we began to see salt water foam in our wake near Kingston! Soon you’ll experience the 7 knot currents..let us know how you time them to make headway. W&T

    • Chris

      September 22, 2015 at 3:32 pm Reply

      Hi guys! Well, I’m a little behind in my blog posts and we are now at 79th Street Boat Basin rocking and rolling. Definitely in some salty water now! We have fought some strong currents, but I don’t think we’ve seen any that high! Hoping to make it to Sandy Hook, NJ tomorrow.

  • Kathy Walden

    September 21, 2015 at 10:30 pm Reply

    A great video. Loved the music. Can’t believe how fast your boat is?..

    • Chris

      September 22, 2015 at 3:33 pm Reply

      Thanks! I knew you’d like the music. 🙂

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