The Harmonica Log
January 03: I finished the Harmonica late in the
summer of 2002, and we had many wonderful outings on the
Erie Canal -- and launched a weblog called Erie
Canal Journal to celebrate our success and
our enjoyment of this great little boat.
The log has grown to the point of unmanageability, so I've
cut it into parts that will load well before the Second
From before the beginning (of the log) to the flipping of
Two: From the outfitting of the interior to the
loading onto the trailer.
Three: From initial launching to present day --
Harmonica is long on comfort, with a six feet long and five
feet wide main cabin and a three feet long and five feet
wide pilot's perch in the stern. Form follows function,
with the emphasis on utility rather than poetry. This pic
was taken in July 2002 at the Middleport Launch Ramp on
the Erie Canal.
Reverend loves the Harmonica, which is worth
gold to me. The
Weekend Skiff was less of a hit with her because
of the need to maintain a prone position when we went sailing.
That was boring for her. In the Harmonica, she can read,
sleep, or watch the world go by. This pic was taken in August
2002 on the Erie Canal near Widewater in Lockport. |