On the Eerie Canal

On the Eerie Canal

There are 28 comments on the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle story from Jul 4, 2011, titled On the Eerie Canal. In it, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that:

A Californian at heart, I snobbishly considered any body of water smaller than the Pacific Ocean inconsequential.

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carolyn gattegno

Rochester, NY

#1 Jul 4, 2011
here we go again or maybe its a joke ! Erie canal is not eerie canal dunnies !
carolyn gattegno

Rochester, NY

#2 Jul 4, 2011
now do you get it ? I did not check my spelling . did you catch it? dummies !!
FFS

Clarks Summit, PA

#3 Jul 4, 2011
Spell it right, DUMBY!
RacistFireCrotch BarnFart

Rochester, NY

#4 Jul 4, 2011
White Californians can't spell.
Canal Whisperer

Batavia, NY

#5 Jul 4, 2011
One who quietly walks the Erie Canal by pre-dawn will grow to appreciate what it has to offer. Unfortunately, some stretches have been destroyed thanks to graffiti by vandals and even excessive weed control measures by State DOT workers. Despite all the modernization, one can come across loon and a family of geese now and then. Perhaps a beaver. You may come across a wanderer sleeping peacefully in the grass or a romantic couple enjoying each other. Rookeries of noisy crows are around here and there. Woodchucks, opossum, squirrels and chipmunks. Does and their fawns are also common users of the area. Mosquitos are secondary annoyances. Listening to all the sounds can be really appreciative.

I will never live by an ocean. But I have lived to share the experiences of an ecosystem that many will never experience nor ever care about.
Patrick

Rochester, NY

#6 Jul 4, 2011
Canal Whisperer wrote:
One who quietly walks the Erie Canal by pre-dawn will grow to appreciate what it has to offer. Unfortunately, some stretches have been destroyed thanks to graffiti by vandals and even excessive weed control measures by State DOT workers. Despite all the modernization, one can come across loon and a family of geese now and then. Perhaps a beaver. You may come across a wanderer sleeping peacefully in the grass or a romantic couple enjoying each other. Rookeries of noisy crows are around here and there. Woodchucks, opossum, squirrels and chipmunks. Does and their fawns are also common users of the area. Mosquitos are secondary annoyances. Listening to all the sounds can be really appreciative.
I will never live by an ocean. But I have lived to share the experiences of an ecosystem that many will never experience nor ever care about.
Ooh go stick it in your ear. Graffiti is look at as ART by many.
GUMPnf

Niagara Falls, NY

#7 Jul 4, 2011
Canal Whisperer wrote:
One who quietly walks the Erie Canal by pre-dawn will grow to appreciate what it has to offer. Unfortunately, some stretches have been destroyed thanks to graffiti by vandals and even excessive weed control measures by State DOT workers. Despite all the modernization, one can come across loon and a family of geese now and then. Perhaps a beaver. You may come across a wanderer sleeping peacefully in the grass or a romantic couple enjoying each other. Rookeries of noisy crows are around here and there. Woodchucks, opossum, squirrels and chipmunks. Does and their fawns are also common users of the area. Mosquitos are secondary annoyances. Listening to all the sounds can be really appreciative.
I will never live by an ocean. But I have lived to share the experiences of an ecosystem that many will never experience nor ever care about.
An ecosystem that many will never experiance. RIGHT , Suburbanites ecosystem is thier yards & never get into the wild serene calmness.
Digger

Batavia, NY

#8 Jul 4, 2011
This hostility is probably why Albion's Canal frontage looks like shit. Hoodrats tagging buildings downtown and objects along the canalways with gang symbols and idiotic nicknames is not art, it's a crime.
DanO

Geneseo, NY

#9 Jul 4, 2011
Geese are vermin. Even the hunters don't want them because they taste like old bacon grease. They are a plight on the landscape. Everywhere they spew filth. Schoolyards, parks, golf courses, lake shores.
A quick stroll through their bedding areas at night flailing a golf club is the best remedy. Absolutely nothing cute about them.

Since: Mar 08

Buffalo, NY

#10 Jul 5, 2011
DanO wrote:
Geese are vermin. Even the hunters don't want them because they taste like old bacon grease. They are a plight on the landscape. Everywhere they spew filth. Schoolyards, parks, golf courses, lake shores.
A quick stroll through their bedding areas at night flailing a golf club is the best remedy. Absolutely nothing cute about them.
They could be harvested and fed to the welfare rats as a substitute for issuing food cards.
FFS

Buffalo, NY

#11 Jul 5, 2011
Your Name Here wrote:
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They could be harvested and fed to the welfare rats as a substitute for issuing food cards.
So yer a member of the tea party, too?

Since: Mar 08

Buffalo, NY

#12 Jul 5, 2011
FFS wrote:
<quoted text>So yer a member of the tea party, too?
I'm a member of the holding government responsible for their actions and their spending of our money party. Want to join?
citizenstick

Lancaster, NY

#13 Jul 5, 2011
Patrick wrote:
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Ooh go stick it in your ear. Graffiti is look at as ART by many.
In the city, Graffitti is and has always been a problem..every over pass on the expressway has it and it looks like garbage... out in the quieter towns we dont appreciate graffitti as much and dont like our properties destroyed by it... you've got to be careful out here...we dont think the same as city folk.. were a bit old fashioned, and have a back woods thinking mentality... you graffiti our bridges and such and we may decide to paint you and send you back where you came from.
citizenstick

Lancaster, NY

#14 Jul 5, 2011
DanO wrote:
Geese are vermin. Even the hunters don't want them because they taste like old bacon grease. They are a plight on the landscape. Everywhere they spew filth. Schoolyards, parks, golf courses, lake shores.
A quick stroll through their bedding areas at night flailing a golf club is the best remedy. Absolutely nothing cute about them.
They are a whole lot better than Sea-gulls.... we deem them "Rats with wings" here...
FFS

Buffalo, NY

#15 Jul 5, 2011
Duhh, another tea party thread.
citizenstick

Lancaster, NY

#16 Jul 5, 2011
Digger wrote:
This hostility is probably why Albion's Canal frontage looks like shit. Hoodrats tagging buildings downtown and objects along the canalways with gang symbols and idiotic nicknames is not art, it's a crime.
Its not that it looks like shit as per say... I think the better term is "under-developed"... the problem is, Albion "wants" to develop it and the downtown area. Problem is no money and a lot of talk. They need to take a lesson from Fairport and Pittsford... who has a beautiful, thriving harbor front on the Canal. Albion will say " But we aint no Pittsford or Fairport" but its not the area per say that is the problem.. it is the thinking mentality. There is a beautiful old Opera house there, that if fully restored, would be the envy of towns within a 45 mile radious... yet another building that just sits there. I could go on and on about it..but it seems the easier thing to do is to just get in your car and drive to Pittsford... the ice cream is good there.
quantitative easing

Bellefontaine, OH

#17 Jul 5, 2011
Cool place to be on a hot day...Baby!
GUMPnf

Niagara Falls, NY

#18 Jul 5, 2011
Your Name Here wrote:
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I'm a member of the holding government responsible for their actions and their spending of our money party. Want to join?
You will NEVER get FFS to join . He lives on welfare & doesn't want the govt to stop funding welfare
DanO

Geneseo, NY

#19 Jul 5, 2011
GUMPnf wrote:
<quoted text>You will NEVER get FFS to join . He lives on welfare & doesn't want the govt to stop funding welfare
Precisely. Just another welfare queen living in the projects on our dime. Nothing more than a boil on the ass of life.
The best remedy is to absolutely ignore the annoyance, never reply to any FFS posts or even acknowledge his presence in nay way.
That is the ultimate torture for a stalking troll POS like that.
Super Star

Honeoye Falls, NY

#20 Jul 11, 2011
citizenstick wrote:
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Its not that it looks like shit as per say... I think the better term is "under-developed"... the problem is, Albion "wants" to develop it and the downtown area. Problem is no money and a lot of talk. They need to take a lesson from Fairport and Pittsford... who has a beautiful, thriving harbor front on the Canal. Albion will say " But we aint no Pittsford or Fairport" but its not the area per say that is the problem.. it is the thinking mentality. There is a beautiful old Opera house there, that if fully restored, would be the envy of towns within a 45 mile radious... yet another building that just sits there. I could go on and on about it..but it seems the easier thing to do is to just get in your car and drive to Pittsford... the ice cream is good there.
Just another grumpy old fart that talks a big game but is scared to run for office and be part of the solution instead of part of the problem.

Get off your old A$$ and show us how it's done. God knows you have nothing but time on your hand.

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