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How many of you swam in the Erie Canal?

 

 

Me & all my buddies did a lot back in the 60's. But as I look back now and remember that water in those days, I wonder how I was able to 

survive in that stuff.  But jumping/diving off those high bridges was a rush.

 

What say you? Got any "war stories"?

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4 minutes ago, SlimShady'sSpaceForce said:

Is Albany Upstate!

 

he blames Wiki 

 

The Erie Canal is a canal that traverses east–west through upstate New York, eastern United States, as part of the cross-state route of the New York State Canal System.

 

Albany is upstate.  Nice call!

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2 minutes ago, T&C said:

I'm waiting on a reply to this matter from someone... wonder who?

 

Why would you wish that on any of us?

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59 minutes ago, RevWarRifleman said:

How many of you swam in the Erie Canal?

 

 

Me & all my buddies did a lot back in the 60's. But as I look back now and remember that water in those days, I wonder how I was able to 

survive in that stuff.  But jumping/diving off those high bridges was a rush.

 

What say you? Got any "war stories"?

We swam in it not from the Rochester Airport in the late 70's. We had one guy who we always kind of pushed off the bridge first to make sure their weren't any cars below. We ended up getting chased out of there by a sheriffs boat after he called for a couple of police cars.

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1 hour ago, Chef Jim said:

 

Or Central.  He must be from NYC.  Anything 5 miles up the Taconic is considered "Upstate".  

I see you flunked Grade 7 NYS Social Studies. Smoking too much dope. 😉 

 

440px-Map_of_New_York_Highlighting_New_Y

 

New York City is highlighted in red; "Upstate" refers to some or all of the area north and west of the city.

1 hour ago, RevWarRifleman said:

How many of you swam in the Erie Canal?

 

 

Me & all my buddies did a lot back in the 60's. But as I look back now and remember that water in those days, I wonder how I was able to 

survive in that stuff.  But jumping/diving off those high bridges was a rush.

 

What say you? Got any "war stories"?

Not swam it but know someone who ran it... For my niece's husband who lost his battle with cancer last year @ 35 years old.

1 hour ago, T&C said:

I'm waiting on a reply to this matter from someone... wonder who?

😆... NOT me.  😊 😚 

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1 hour ago, Gugny said:

Upstate?  I think you mean "Western!"

 

Anything that is NOT Manhattan is upstate, according to many people. 

 

We used to swim in the quarries in Canada…..after dropping by the beer stores. Good times! 

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2 hours ago, Gugny said:

Upstate?  I think you mean "Western!"

NYS subdivided into 2 main parts, then subdivided into 9 distinct regions either in Upstate and Downstate. 

 

The Erie Canal in its entirety runs through Upstate New York. 

 

1. UPSTATE:

 

Region 0 – Capital/Saratoga — Albany

Albany
Columbia
Fulton
Greene
Montgomery
Rensselaer
Saratoga
Schenectady
Schoharie
Warren
Washington

 

Region 1 – Eastern Adirondacks — Plattsburgh

Franklin
Clinton
Essex
Hamilton

 

Region 2 – Western Adirondacks — Watertown

Herkimer
Jefferson
Lewis
Oneida
Oswego
St. Lawrence

 

Region 3 – Central New York — Syracuse

Broome
Cayuga
Chenango
Cortland
Madison
Onondaga
Otsego
Tioga
Tompkins


Region 4 – Finger Lakes — Rochester

Chemung
Genesee
Livingston
Monroe
Ontario
Schuyler
Seneca
Steuben
Wayne
Yates


Region 5 – Western New York — Buffalo

Allegany
Cattaraugus
Chautauqua
Erie
Niagara
Orleans
Wyoming

 

2. DOWNSTATE:

 

All the BS areas associated w/NYC

 

Region 6 – Hudson Valley — Kingston

Delaware
Dutchess
Orange
Putnam
Sullivan
Ulster

 

Region 7 – Westchester/Rockland — White Plains

Rockland
Westchester

 

Region 8 – Long Island — Hauppauge

Nassau
Suffolk

 

Region 9 – New York City

Bronx
Kings
New York
Richmond
Queens

 

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2 hours ago, ExiledInIllinois said:

NYS subdivided into 2 main parts, then subdivided into 9 distinct regions either in Upstate and Downstate. 

 

The Erie Canal in its entirety runs through Upstate New York. 

 

1. UPSTATE:

 

Region 0 – Capital/Saratoga — Albany

Albany
Columbia
Fulton
Greene
Montgomery
Rensselaer
Saratoga
Schenectady
Schoharie
Warren
Washington

 

Region 1 – Eastern Adirondacks — Plattsburgh

Franklin
Clinton
Essex
Hamilton

 

Region 2 – Western Adirondacks — Watertown

Herkimer
Jefferson
Lewis
Oneida
Oswego
St. Lawrence

 

Region 3 – Central New York — Syracuse

Broome
Cayuga
Chenango
Cortland
Madison
Onondaga
Otsego
Tioga
Tompkins


Region 4 – Finger Lakes — Rochester

Chemung
Genesee
Livingston
Monroe
Ontario
Schuyler
Seneca
Steuben
Wayne
Yates


Region 5 – Western New York — Buffalo

Allegany
Cattaraugus
Chautauqua
Erie
Niagara
Orleans
Wyoming

 

2. DOWNSTATE:

 

All the BS areas associated w/NYC

 

Region 6 – Hudson Valley — Kingston

Delaware
Dutchess
Orange
Putnam
Sullivan
Ulster

 

Region 7 – Westchester/Rockland — White Plains

Rockland
Westchester

 

Region 8 – Long Island — Hauppauge

Nassau
Suffolk

 

Region 9 – New York City

Bronx
Kings
New York
Richmond
Queens

 

 

Exiled, I'm impressed by your research!

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1 hour ago, ExiledInIllinois said:

New York City is highlighted in red; "Upstate" refers to some or all of the area north and west of the city.

 

Looks person who wrote that had a POV of NYC person.

 

This is from someone who passed every Regents Exam with a score of 95 and higher.

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12 minutes ago, Limeaid said:

 

Looks person who wrote that had a POV of NYC person.

 

This is from someone who passed every Regents Exam with a score of 95 and higher.

Cripes, I forgot about Regents exam's... It used to be a dreaded word.

36 minutes ago, RevWarRifleman said:

 

Exiled, I'm impressed by your research!

I dare you to ask him about the invasive carp invasion.

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2 minutes ago, T&C said:

I dare you to ask him about the invasive carp invasion.

 

The simple solution to invasive carp invasion is more recipes for carp.

They could also turn them into dog food like they do farming catfish in Alabama and Mississippi (not all catfish goes into dogfood with best sold to processors and wholesalers).

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1 hour ago, RevWarRifleman said:

 

Exiled, I'm impressed by your research!

Let's just say "this isn't my first rodeo" 😆 with say the likes of Mr.Gugny and the Chefmaster . They like to feel special and don't realize there's a big world out there that shares some of their geographical space... It's the only reason why guys like that fail to recognize that a state with it's name the same as the nation's largest city, is greatly influenced by that city, is first subdivided into 2 parts and then 9 specific regions.  People like that "pull the cart before the horse." OR should I say the barge before the mule on the towpath. 😏 

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