July 27, 2015 the WooFDriver and the crew took the WooFPAK for a Midnight Mushing tour of the Erie Canal in New York.
The canal began construction in 1817 to create a navigable water route from New York City and Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. In 2000, the United States Congress designated the Erie Canal-way National Heritage Corridor as the most successful and influential human-built waterway and one of the most important works of civil engineering and construction in North America.
Canal villages were built along the banks to conduct trade. One recreated site, Erie Canal Village was placed on top of the location of Fort Bull. The fort was active during the French and Indian War and location of a horrific massacre by French-Canadians. Many have reported strange noises in the train depot and tavern. Also footsteps and full bodied apparitions in the carriage museum.