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|01-22-2011 08:48 PM|
A other great spot to visit in the Canadian Maritimes is the "Baie des Chaleurs",
The water is really warm and so is wind. It's one of the most beautiful Bays in the world! Almost no trafict in there...When I go out sailing, I usally can't see any other boat out...
|01-15-2011 09:28 AM|
|WhiskyJohn||I also have a pdf version of the Saint John River cruising guide which includes some useful info on shooting the Reversing Falls. If you'd like a copy, drop me a pm.|
|12-31-2010 09:27 AM|
This is a bit of an overview to some of the local attractions and sites...
MaritimeBoating.ca, a comprehensive guide to boating in Atlantic Canada - Bay of Fundy - St. John River
The Fundy Coast, Saint John, NB, and the Saint John River
|06-22-2010 09:35 AM|
Sent you a PM.
|06-22-2010 09:05 AM|
We'll sailing our Morris 38.
Where are you on St John?
|06-22-2010 08:48 AM|
Originally Posted by capecodda View Post
|06-16-2010 05:38 PM|
headed to St John
We are headed your way in late August. We've done Nova Scotia up the east side into Bras D'or. When we crossed Fundy it was between Westport and Grand Manan.
This will be the first time we headed up further into the Bay of Fundy. Have the cruising guides you mentioned, have the paper and electronic charts, any and all local knowledge forwarded is greatly appreciated! We really have enjoyed sailing up there and looking forward to this trip.
|10-05-2009 09:16 AM|
That is great info. Very nice of you to take the time to write it up.
Folks, if you're heading to the Canadian Maritimes, particularly up Fundy, it sounds like we have a resident tour guide!
P.S. Sorry we missed you when you were down in the Annapolis area -- would have been nice to connect. Maybe we'll see you when you come down to pick up the 4th boat.
|09-30-2009 01:46 PM|
Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post
This past May - June, Linda and I brought our new to us Irwin Citation 34 from Annapolis MD to Fredericton, NB. We had been advised and warned and cautioned:
None of the canals were any problem, in fact they both gave us much appreciated extra speed in the right direction. The Coast of NJ - we had a good friend on board with us and we left Cape May at 0930 and got into Sandy Hook at 0230 - no worries at all. And about Hell Gate - what current?? - I was so paranoid I timed it too well - it was flat flat calm - I kept looking for a problem. I could have timed it better and gotten a push. We could have spent more time looking at the Statue of Liberty!
Unfriendly - not one place was unfriendly!
So - it is all relative.
The reward - wonderful places to visit, up the St John (no "s') river there are 300 miles of navigable water, lakes and rivers and lots of places to explore, clean water - great for swimming too.
Lots of history and heritage. Fredericton's University of New Brunswick is in its third century of operation.
Taft - The MAINE COAST Guides
Tracey - Amazon.com: A Cruising Guide to the Bay of Fundy and the St. John River (9780070653030): Nicholas Tracy: Books
and others have done a fine job.
Take a look at Points East, the New England Cruising Magazine and look at their Point East Flotillas - each summer a good number of them explore some place on the east coast and often you can join a flotilla coming into Canada.
Clearing Customs - we always clear into the USA at Eastport ME - they are the friendliest we have ever dealt with. For us, coming home - we tie up to a dock in Head Harbour and call 1 866, CAN PASS.
If any of you have specific questions - ask away.
If you want to "arm-chair" cruise it - go play with Active Captain - super information there.
Rik & Linda Hall
|09-28-2009 09:44 PM|
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
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