Marinas while in transit - Page 3 - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 22 Old 05-01-2012
Senior Member
JordanH's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 324
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
Re: Marinas while in transit

I did the Canadian side of that trip last summer. I definitely wouldn't want to show up after dark anywhere we stopped in Lake Erie.

We did arrive at Port Colborne in the dark (extenuating circumstances). We were rather confused by why the nav lights weren't as depicted on the chart.... until we realized that they were blacked out by the giant hulk of a black freighter that we couldn't see in the dark! My wife and said a few sailor words when our eyes finally sorted it all out and made room to let him through.

I wouldn't enter strange ports or anchorages in the dark so maybe leaving in the dark, and arriving before the offices close at 5pm is a prudent choice.
JordanH is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 22 Old 05-01-2012
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 529
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Re: Marinas while in transit

I would agree with Tim on the late arrivals, especially this time of year, at strange marinas. In addition, it may be a good idea to call your planned marinas and see if they can even handle you as yet so you can plan accordingly. The Fed's are not coming through with funds for dredging as they are supposed to and many ports have not been dredged as yet while they try and collect monies from locals to pay for it. That includes ports of refuge.

For you L. Michigan sailors, Leland, among others, is having that problem right now. Until they start spending $60,000 that they have collected locally they currently have a very narrow fairway that will not allow more than 4.5 feet. In rough weather, which happens often there, that can get to 1' in the troughs. Even after they dredge it will not be wide and may shoal in with that nice Michigan side sand before the end of the season. Pick your destinations with that in mind this spring and summer.
tomandchris is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Down East to NYC Transit drymartini Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10 05-29-2009 11:29 AM
C&D Canal Transit dashman General Discussion (sailing related) 6 10-21-2008 12:26 AM
Florida Transit TXS-ALAMO Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 22 12-19-2006 04:57 AM
ICW Transit, first voyage C_Amos General Discussion (sailing related) 4 04-26-2004 04:48 AM
ICW Transit icwcaptain Crew Wanted/Available 0 10-09-2002 07:56 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome