Joe Deverell lives in upstate New York, where he has two Venice-built gondolas.
He doesn't really use his gondolas for passenger service - he just likes to row them.
And he sure can row.
When I was in Albany preparing to launch the expedition down the Hudson River, Joe had just finished an expedition of his own.
Today Joe will began another expedition, starting in Tonawanda and planning to end at Baldwinsville.
The trip will cover 150 miles on the Erie Canal.
A website containing more information can be viewed at: http://www.gondolajoe.com/
I just spoke with Joe on the phone this morning.
He'd been rowing since 9am and according to a guy on a bicycle who paced him, he was moving at about four and a half miles per hour, and feeling good.Go Joe!