Regarding Stephen Fletcher’s column

The ups, downs of an economy headed through the locks

I enjoyed Steven Fletcher’s comment on the economy. I pictured the Wellan Canal as I passed through it many times. Transits taking from six-1/2 to 24 hours, eight locks (not five), lock eight a guard lock. Lift is determined by level of Lake Erie three to 11 feet. The other seven locks a little between 47 and 48 feet. Had too many long hours not to comment.

Capt. James Daleski

Alpena