Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: ? Sail from Lake Erie to Florida late August
Off, from Lake Erie, not going to the Maritimes you have two choices. You can go to Buffalo, take your mast down and do the entire Erie Canal to the Hudson near Albany. Or you can go through the Welland Canal (easy going downhill), do Lake Ontario and end up in Oswego in the SE.corner. Here you take your mast down and go through the short Oswego Canal that joins the Erie. Each of these routes has its advantages. There is a third route, down the St Lawrence to Sorel which is past Montreal and then south through a couple of canals and Lake Champlain to join the Hudson near Albany. This route is much further and mor expensive (have to pay for Welland and Seaway locks) so I would suggest one of the others
BTW, the ICW does not start until the southern end of the Chesaoeake in Virginia.
Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).