The Travels of Tug 44

Spencerport Guard Gate
Spencerport, NY

The westbound view of the Spencerville Guard Gate. The two gates can be lowered into the water, forming a temporary dam to protect a section of canal from high water levels.

The eastbound view of the Spencerport Guard Gate.

The Guard Gate also makes a nice swimming hole for the local kids. In this scanned film-camera photo from 2003, we get mooned by four boys at the Gate, while "Miss America" waves from the structure. I was disappointed that the girls on the far right didn't moon us, but the Admiral seemed happy enough.

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