WATERFORD, NY (06/18/2012)(readMedia)-- WHEN: 4 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2012
WHERE: Waterford Flight of Locks on the Erie Canal, Saratoga County
WHAT: Restored WWII boat PT 728 begins a journey along the Erie Canal toward the Great Lakes.
The boat has appeared in a number of TV and movie productions, including "McHale's Navy" and "PT 109."
The boat was built in 1945 at the Annapolis (Md.) Yacht Yard. It was slated to join the fleet of the Soviet navy, but with WWII nearing its end, it was de-commissioned in 1945 and sold to a private owner in 1947.
PT 728 is bound for a new home at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio. Port Clinton is on Lake Erie, near Sandusky.
CONTACT: Bob Fujita aboard PT 728, (216) 513-3296
DRIVING DIRECTIONS to Lock 2 in Waterford: Travel north on Route 787 to the end in Cohoes. Turn right (north) on Route 32 (Saratoga Street) into Waterford. Cross the bridge over the Erie Canal. Bear right onto Broad Street. Pass through the traffic light and cross over old Champlain Canal, and turn right onto access road for Lock E-2.