Solar Sal Arrives in Mechanicville – by T. Mahoney

MECHANICVILLE OCTOBER 13- On Tuesday afternoon the Mechanicville dock was used for a new purpose- to unload freight. Solar Sal the 40' solar powered boat designed by Dave Borton left Lockport, NY, 10 days before with 3 tons of cardboard he picked up from Cascade Paper. Solar Sal traveled the 300 miles on the Eire Canal in very cloudy and rainy weather.