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post #4 of Old 06-23-2009
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The nominal draft in the Trent is 5ft. The distance across Lake Ontario from Adulphos Reach to Oswego is 41NM. It's a matter of picking your day to cross Lake Ontario. We crossed from Cape Vincent, NY, to Oswego without a breath of wind. Lake Erie can be very uncomfortable stick or no stick and as sailorjk points out it's a long way. The Trent canal is more boater friendly than the Erie and has some very interesting locks - the marine railway at Big Chute and the lift locks at Kirkland and Peterborough. I found the Erie canal just tedious. I recommend you remove your instuments from the top of the mast as they are very suseptible do damage when transiting the canal. I take it you are heading south. What is your ultimate destination?

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