Tour boat makes first run of the season despite high lake levels

No, that's not how the saying goes, and with the rainiest April on record, high winds and ripped up docks, it's been anything but heaven on Skaneateles Lake. The pieces of the heavily damaged dock in Clift Park where Midlakes Navigation normally parks the tour boat "Judge Ben Wiles" looked like it would have made a better bonfire than a dock slip just after Easter. Even though lake levels are still well above normal, last week the Judge "put to sea" for the first time this season, running its daily course around the lake. The dock, somewhat repaired and safe enough for passengers to board, will ready for steady traffic the summer will bring.

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