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Debbie Daino Stack & Captain Ronald S. Marquisee. Focusing on the joys of travelling the canals of New York State and the famous Erie Canal, this accessible guide addresses the practical aspects of navigating canals. Featuring 225 colour photographs that showcase the waterways in all four seasons accompanied by informative text, it presents the canal system’s evolution from an industrial transportation route to an exciting recreational waterway. Addressed are suggestions for taking full advantage of the canals when cruising on them; information on the mechanics of their unique locks, guard gates, and dams; and ideas for enjoying the cultural, recreational, and scenic opportunities along their routes. Media Artists, 2001, 224pp.