I was wondering why I haven’t seen the Canandaigua Lady pass by Deep Run Park on her evening cruise run. But now we know: The Lady has been moved to Woodville at the southern end of Canandaigua Lake for some needed repairs to the hydraulic system.
The 26 year old boat is the reason that Jeanette and I moved to Canandaigua and the Finger Lakes. We were treated to a lunch on the Canandaigua Lady by my son and daughter-in-law as a retirement present some 12 years ago. The boat needs to have all of its hydraulic lines replaced and the timing of the repair is unfortunate as it will keep the Lady out of service until August.
During the summer, the Canandaigua Lady is usually docked at The Steamboat Landing Resort along the northern shores of the lake where the locals and a lot of out of town guests board the Lady for a nice relaxing scenic boat tour of Canandaigua Lake. But when something breaks, you have to take the time to fix it. After the repairs are complete, the owner is expecting another 20 years of use out of the boat. That’s a good thing as I sure do miss the Lady’s evening visits!
James R. Bupp