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Thanks for info
Thanks to everyone who has replied to my original post about the current on the Niagara River, especially to Pogo2 (Capt. Al). I leave the western basin of Lake Erie on about August 25 and will make my way to Buffalo and then to the NY State Canal system at N. Tonawanda. Plan to have the mast unstepped at Wardells Boat yard, meet my wife in Buffalo (she's not a keen sailor and that's an understatement -- she will try the canal though as it should be more like riding in an RV!!). I really wasn't worried about going downstream as I have no intention on being out in the current that goes under the Peace Bridge, and had always intended on using the Black rock Canal. I am a little concerned though about coming back the other way when we return from Thousand Islands which is our destination. My boat, a 26' Cape Dory, uses a ten horse outboard in a well and I was a little concerned about making it back up the river to Lake Erie in mid-September on the way back. I'll be able to make 3-4 knots though as long as we don't get one of those late in the season westerlies that last for a week or so and push all of Lake Erie's water to Buffalo.
Thanks again for your help, and Capt. Al I will take up your kind offer to give you a call.