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Maine to Duluth and back!

My wife and I have family near Duluth. We enjoy the Great lakes as terrestrial tourists who paddle. We are considering a three season trip to Duluth and back from Seal Harbor, Maine. We would take our time and leave the boat over the winter twice at locations yet to be determined. The trip west would go up the Hudson River and the Erie Canal. The return would come down the St Lawrence River and home. We have no firm plans yet but do have some experiencing transiting canals and locks. Our Islander 28 draws 5 feet. One return route that looks attractive on the charts, with just 6 feet of depth reported as a minimum, is the Trent Severn Waterway.

Has anyone done this circle route or significant parts of it? Can you suggest resources, we will find helpful as we work on this? The time could be extended if necessary. We will rent our house for the summers and come home to ski. Our mooring in Seal Harbor will be vacant!

We have the time. We have the boat. We need a plan.


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