CLEAR DAYS AT CANANDAIGUA


| January/February 1982



Drag saw

Attendance was over 5,200 paid admissions at the gate at Canandaigua, New York, about 500 over last year, at the 1981 show of the New York Steam Engine Association, Inc.

After we attended the rally, we checked with Harlan Castner, president, and his wife Janice, secretary, who live at Penn Yan.

'We had no rain on the four days of the show,' Harlan said, 'but we had it just about every night. It watered down the dust.'

Drag saw owned by Clifford Rugg, of Cattaragus, New York, at Canandaigua show. Rugg is first in left; beside him is Wilbur Bueg, of Webster. (Stemgas photo)

The saw mill, at the Canandaigua show is powered by the 1917 Frick 16 HP of Frank Orbaker, Fairville, New York. It is operated by Ed Worden, of Seneca Falls, New York, who had his right hand amputated in a corn chopper accident years ago. Ed manages very well indeed. (Stemgas photo)

Walt Molloy, of Dundee, New York, seen here at Canandaigua, calls this engine his 'baby waker.' It's an unusual combination, which is used to provide rides at steam and gas shows. Walt figures it has been in about 160 parades. The carriage attached, shown with a few riders, is a 'half-built stagecoach.' (Stemgas photo)