I posted this on the General Discussion board but received no response, so thought I''d try this one. My apologies to those who have read it on both.
I''m thinking of trying a trip from the Western end of Lake Erie to
Newfoundland via the Welland Canal, Lake Ontario, Thousand Islands,
and the St.Lawrence River. I''m looking for any sort of advice, warnings,
suggestions, things I''ll need, books to read that might help me plan, etc. I''m
looking to make the trip next summer, and it will probably be mainly
singlehanded on my Cape Dory 26. I''d like to anchor
where possible and
safe rather than hop from marina to marina -- mainly to keep the cost down,
but also because I think it might be more fun to try it. To return to Ohio I''d like to
sail upriver to the Richelieu River/Canal and cut over to Lake Champlain
and the NY State Barge Canal to Buffalo and home on Lake Erie if possible. If anyone
has tried such a trip or even part of it and has suggestions for me please
don''t be shy -- any ideas appreciated. Thanks for any help you can give me.