canal worker_kennedy Is your last name Kennedy? If so, you may have been related to one of the Canal workers.

One of the tragedies we read about in the Canal village at Port Wallace had to do with a lightning strike on one of the cottages. In this case the victim was Mr. Kennedy, a carpenter. It was late at night when the lightning occurred, apparently striking Kennedy and throwing him from his bunk. The others in the home were unable to revive him. When you next visit the park you can see the stone walls on the site where we believe this occurred. There is a sign marking the location on the west side of the Canal between Locks 2 and 3. Once again we are hoping someone will be able to identify this man as a relative. If you do, please let us know.

-Bernie Hart