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C-Shel's Move From the Rideau to the St. Lawrence River

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C-Shel's Move From the Rideau to the St. Lawrence River

C-Shel has left the Rideau. Last year, given all the talk of the mismanagement of the system by Parks Canada, we thought there might be a mass exodus of boaters off the system to the 1000 islands, St. Lawrence River. This we thought, would cause a shortage of available dock space in the 1000 Islands region, so we decided to get ahead of the game and put our name on the 3 year waiting list at Gananoque Municipal Marina. So instead of 3 years going by, about half a year did. Gan Marina called us and said we have a slip on a set of new docks that are going to replace the break wall, it will have a wonderful view, and will be ready for spring 2014. Since we are the type of people who seem to thrive on change we decided to take the slip. I am able to live and work aboard for the summer, so commuting from Ottawa to Gananoque wouldn't be an issue, it seemed like the right thing to do.

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2012 Vacation Cruise Video

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2012 Vacation Cruise Video

Fitting 30 days of boating in a 5 minute video was tough, but the speed in which the scenes in this video fly by, is about the same feeling as the actual 30 days in July. Hold out till the end for some great Sackets Harbour fireworks!

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Day 11 Trip Log - Navy Islands to Club Island Anchorage

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Day 11 Trip Log - Navy Islands to Club Island Anchorage

Start Time: 2012-07-11 12:33 PM
End Time: 2012-07-11 1:53 PM

Active track info:
Distance: 8.2 NM
Total time: 1h 20'
Average Speed: 6.2 kts
Max Speed: 8.1 kts

Click on the link to see it in Google Earth.

In keeping with the theme of trying the anchorages in the 1000 Islands instead of island docks or moorings, we have anchored on the south side of Club Island. It is a long bay with good depth in the middle.

Stopped by Constance Island to chat with some friends. Was looking to anchor off of Pine Island and kayak over to Constance, however, it was too weedy near Pine for a good overnight anchorage.

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