LM drives these roads for work, much more often than I do, so he is always happy to show me his favorite landmarks, and below is one of them - crossing the Hudson River, with a very rusty, seemingly unusable railroad bridge off to the left. He has often seen trains moving across at a snail's pace.
Just before 11 am, we reached our first destination. Clayton is a lovely small town on the banks of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Finding the Harts Wooden Boat Inn was our first task. This sweet flower was outside to the door of our unit at this adorable 6 unit motel.
At the rear of the main house was a separate unit, #6, and that was for us!!
Wooden Boat Museum has to be one of the most fascinating places we've ever visited. It houses an astounding collection of very beautiful wooden boats, and the canoe display caught LM's attention right away. When we peeked inside the first one, there was a taxidermied Muskelunge, commonly know as a Muskie, and member of the pike family. Of course, this beauty caught the eye my avid fisherman.
La Duchesse, a very luxurious houseboat. The tour was so interesting and it is a treasured part of the St. Lawrence river history and its past as a summer haven for the very wealthy.
|After leaving La Duchesse, we began the rest of our tour by strolling through the docks in the boathouse (where La Duchesse lives in the winter). The wood on these vessels is amazing.|
|Next we went in to the main building to look at another huge collection.|