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Does anny one did sail down the ST-Lauwrence river from Kinston to Montreal.
and stayd on canadian side? it look confusing.
Any how I did buy a sail boat in Bath near Kingston and want to bring it down to Montreal
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Yes it is confusing. Don't sail at night. A new 42 foot Hunter was going to Halifax, and just west of the Beauhornois locks there are cement columns rising out out the river. He hit one at 5 knots, just before arriving at the R.St.L.Y.Club.
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I believe that the locks of the St. Lawrence Seaway are (all?) located on U.S. territory. Since the Seaway is a shared resource between the U.S. and Canada, I am not sure how entering the locks on the U.S. side works (for a Canadian), but the reverse also happens on the Welland Canal which is within Canada. Explore the Seaway website at Seaway System - Students and Educators and possibly ask for more questions there or give them a call. Best of luck.
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Just to confirm: you must use the St. Lawrence Seaway (= locks) to make the trip, given that they bypass the rapids on the river. Where the river marks the border between Canada and the U.S., the locks are on the U.S. side. The website of the Seaway will help (as already mentioned). Beware of strong and unpredictable currents near locks (entering and leaving) and even inside locks, although, since you are going downstream, the draining action is not tumultuous when compared with raising the water level. Again, enjoy the trip. Also check the minimum crew required (on the Welland Canal it is a minimum of 3, but it may be only 2 on the St. Lawrence.
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I did look on there web site not mutch info but I will find out
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OK... One thing I would recommend you do, if you have not done so already, is to obtain the necessary charts for your route from Bath to Montreal and start studying them. The channel, being a major shipping route, should be well identified. That brings up another issue: be prepared to meet - and stay out of the way - of large ocean-going cargo ships! Again, given the width of the shipping corridor, and your ability to skirt it at the edges or even outside of it, given your shallow draft in comparison, should put you at ease.
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I don't need to go true canal welland so I will be 2 navigator on the boat
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I will get the charts for shure I know the part from long sault to brockville and I know where to get the charts.
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After that part the the worst is a head in 2014 leave from Montreal down the st Lawrence to Halifax Novascotia. And wait for weather passadge Going to bermuda
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