Recently people have been joining me on my Sunday Walks in Downtown Albany. Typically, I walk in Albany when I'm scheduled as a tour guide on the USS Slater. A slide show and a map are detailed at this blog entry. I plan on walking on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. You can contact me at:

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

08/31/2011 - Irene

On Sunday, I was scheduled as a tour guide. I cancelled because of Hurricane Irene which dropped record rainfalls on the region.  The photos were taken the day following.  What is impressive is the new dolphins (vertical piles that keep the Slater in place) that were installed in the prior year.  Bravo Zulu (well done) to the engineers and contractors involved with this project.  It's my guess that the SLATER would have sustained substantial damage with the old camels that were used to keep the ship in place.