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[[Note: 'Cygnet' written in red pencil vertically in left margin]]
Sept 20 Calm, clear undisturbed night and fine weather to start the day when we lifted anchor about 6:40 AM.
Passed thru the different new locks without any trouble whatsoever. Albert and I handling the boat easily. Lock tenders all friendly and locking "up" being very easy. Again that pretty stretch of [[underlined in red]] Upper Hudson [[/underlined in red]] made navigable. Arrived at the first old lock, Northumberland (only one foot) at 12:00 then a long stretch on old canal [[during?]] we got lunch ready. Two or three times passed a long string of [[underlined in red]] tows [[/underlined in red]] and had to use some caution [[strikethrough]] In locking [[/strikethrough]] this also caused considerable delay.
[[underlined in red]] In locking it is necessary to tie stern line first and [[/underlined in red]]
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[[underlined in red]] release it last [[/underlined in red]] if locking [[underlined in black]] before [[/underlined in black]] the current as in locking down. 
[[underlined in red]] While in locking up bow line must be tied first and released last. [/[underlined in red]] Towards sunset we reached the unpleasant part of canal, Cohoes [[underlined in red]] Waterford [[/underlined]] etc. At the second lock near the dam at [[underlined in red]] Cohoes [[/underlined in red]] we had a few minutes unpleasant work on account of the violent current caused by the tail race of some [[underlined in red]] water turbines [[/underlined in red]] at one of the factories which threw our bow against right wall of lock and held it there so that we could not dislodge it until lock attendant helped us [[strikethrough]] divrt [[/strikethrough]] by diverting the current, by opening again a little his end gate, so we could back up and tie at the left wall. At the two last locks we found among the [[underlined in red]] loiterers [[/underlined in red]] our two [[underlined in red]] so called "pilots". [[/underlined in red]] It was quite dark when we reached

Transcription Notes:
A "tail race" refers to "the race, flume, or channel leading away from a waterwheel or the like."

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