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08-26-2016 12:56 PM
Re: Traveling the Champlain Canal

On the north side or lake Champlain side you can use Chipman point Marina or Point Bay marina. There are likely a couple others but those are the two I have worked with. Last time through was spring 2014.
08-23-2016 06:56 PM
Re: Traveling the Champlain Canal

Originally Posted by bob473 View Post
Any idea on which marina on north side will unstep mast...tried lock 12 but no luck getting through on phone?
Don't remember the name of the marina but it was in Sorel just off the St. Lawrence. When we did it quite a few years ago it was a DIY similar to what you can use at Castleton on the Hudson. You could check Active Captain to find the name of the marina and confirm that they still offer a mast crane.
08-23-2016 02:54 PM
Re: Traveling the Champlain Canal

Those transiting the Tappan Zee should be alert to the construction of a new bridge crossing the Hudson and refer to the LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS section 1 for particulars on the safety zones surrounding the bridge, the cranes working the bridge, and the moorings for the barges supplying the bridge construction.

You should be able to sail from the NY Harbor to the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. Here Henry Hudson decided that this water was a river not a strait. North of Newburgh the channel narrows and sailing is less reliable. Interestingly the river is tidal 100 miles north to Federal Lock at Troy, NY.

Anchorages: There is a designated anchorage off the Villages of South Nyack, Nyack, and Upper Nyack; alternatively you can take a guest mooring at the Nyack Boat Club by hailing the launch on VHF channel 9. On the east side of Haverstraw Bay there is a good anchorage just north of Croton Point. Just south of the Bear Mountain Bridge, there is good holding in the Doodletown Bight (north of Iona island).

Particular caution for those proceeding southbound through Worlds End at West Point at night: When you pass #44 Magazine Point you will see the lights of the Bear Mountain Bridge but you cannot proceed directly there; you must proceed well east and keep #39 to starboard. Otherwise you'llgo agraound at the very low Gees Point.
08-23-2016 10:16 AM
Re: Traveling the Champlain Canal

Any idea on which marina on north side will unstep mast...tried lock 12 but no luck getting through on phone?
04-09-2008 01:37 PM
up to Lake Champlain

YOur email was great and there are a lot of very help tips. I appreciate the tips and it will make my trip up the river much more managable.

04-09-2008 01:19 PM
eherlihy Labatt,

Thank you for your excellent post. The details that you share, make this seem like it would be a great adventure, and not the ordeal that I had initially thought it would be. That boat on Lake Chanplain is looking better to me after reading your post!

01-02-2008 12:46 PM
labatt Thanks... I have to say that traversing the Hudson and canal were a unique experience and I'm looking forward to doing it again. I'll also mention that if anyone stays over at Catskill or Albany, let me know and perhaps we can grab lunch or dinner, or just stop by to meet.
12-31-2007 01:28 PM
AboardIndigo Fantastic information!
12-31-2007 01:12 PM
sailingdog Good post Labatt.
12-31-2007 12:44 PM
camaraderie Nice post Labatt! Very helpful!!
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