Very few boats are coming through the Erie Canal now this late in the Fall. The chilly weather discourages it and soon they will be draining the canal of most of the water on November 15th. The Tugboat Urger is heading into drydock for the winter and just made a quick stop in Brockport. She is from 1906.
The bumpers are newly woven rope on the front and one of the crew wove them especially fir the Urger.