Journey Home

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Journey Home/”/]/On Monday,6/25 we arrived on Mackinac Island.We had lunch at the Pink Pony and watched the ferries come and go.On Tuesday,6/26 we passed under the Mackinac Bridge on our way to Leland. We passed may Great Lakes Freighters.We ate at the “Cove”in Leland.Their specialty is a bloody Mary with a whole smoked chub in it(a Chubby Mary)On Thursday 6/28 we arrived in Ludington our last stop before going home. We met Tom and Linda onboard their boat Xanadu. On Friday 6/29 we crossed our wake at Big Red arriving in our slip at 3:45 after many hours and miles on our incredible journey.

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Good Bye Canada

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Good Bye Canada/”/]On Tuesday,June 19 we anchored for lunch and a swim in Frying Pan Harbor.That night we tied up a Henry’s and ate fish and chips.On Wednesday,June 21 we arrived in Parry Sound and tied up to the Town Dock where there were frequent flights of floatplanes in and out of Georgian Bay Airways. That night we watched Canada TV’S coverage of the S.S.Keewatin’s Journey Home. Friday night we achored in Killbear for a farewell dinner to our friends aboard “Snow Cat”. Thank you Don,Bernie and Kate for all the memories of food,Mexican Train and your friendship.On Saturday morning “Snow Cat” headed home to Tobomory and the “Harem” continued it’s journey to Killarney. On Sunday,we arrived in Gore Bay in the North Channel.It is our last stop in Canada. Next Stop Drummond Island in the good old USA.

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Last Lock

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Last Lock/”/]On Friday,June 15 Al made a visit to the emergency room in Orillia. He had an allergic reaction which caused his eyes to swell shut and one hand. Thanks to prednisone he is doing better. Saturday,June 16 we spent the night at Lock #43 Swift Rapids. On Sunday,June 17 we reached Lock#44 the Big Chute.It is the famous maine railway which dates back to 1978. The park staff uses loud speakers to direct you into slings mounted on a railway car and then transported over land to the body of water on the other side.We went to a Father’s Day lunch at the Dam Grill with Don’s grade school friend Mike and his wife Peggy. On Monday morning we went throught the last lock on the Trent Severn. We are now on Georgian Bay.

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Canada

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Canada/”/]On Saturday,June 6,we arrived in Peterborough,Ontario. Peterborough Lift Lock #21 is the world’s highest lhydraulic lift.It takes you 65 feet in 2 minutes. We went to Hot Belly Mama’s for Cajun food and Micro Brews. We spent MOnday and Tuesday moored on the wall at the locks and played Mexican train with Don And Bernie. Canal lake is a man made lake with shallows,extreme weed growth and many submerged dead heads. On Wednesday,June 13 the Harem hit one of the submerged dead heads. We made it to Lagoon City Marina on Lake Simcoe where she sits on the travel lift waiting to get her props changed.

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Trent-Severn Waterway

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Trent-Severn Waterway/”/]On Wednesday,June 6 we crossed Lake Ontario with Don and Bernie Burton on Snow Cat. Don and Bernie are from Tobermory,Ontario and have been our guides on the Trent Severn.On Thursday,June 7, we headed down the Trent-Severn Waterway. Lock One is Trenton.We spent the night outside locks#11-12.On Friday we went to Campbellford to see the Canadian Twonie.We bought butter tarts and cheese curds. We spent the night outside Hastings Lock#18 so we could leave early Saturday morning for Peterborough Marina to spend the weekend.

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Oswego

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Oswego/”/]On Saturday,June 2,we arrived in the city of Oswego,New York.It is located on Lake Ontario and have been waiting for a favorable marine forecast to cross Lake Ontario.I went to see Fort Ontario with our new friends Don and Bernie who own a catamaran named Snow Cat.We saw a sailboat and chase boat headed to Chicago for the Chicago to Mac Race. After mass at St.Joseph’s we went to the Press Box for sandwiches. Hope to leave early tomorrow(Wednesday,June 6) to cross to Canada.

 

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Erie Canal

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Erie Canal/”/]On a rainy,foggy Thursday morning¬† May 24,we headed up the Hudson River.We passed West Point and many lighthouses and trains a castle and the Mariner’s Restaurant(Where my Friend Terry frequented when he lived in New York).The trip across the Erie Canal begins in Troy,NY at Lock#1.We tied up Sunday nightMay 27¬†at the town terminal in Waterford Harbor(The Gateway to the New York State Erie Canal System) below Lock#2. We purchased our canal pass and adjusted our fenders for the numerous number of locks.

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