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Rain, Rain. The forecast is for rain all day into the evening. We departed Merrickville in the rain in order to get through 7 locks and be ready for the long run tomorrow to Ottawa. We only went 6.5 miles but it's raining so weren't excited for a full day's run. We stopped for the day before noon in Burritts Rapids below Lock 17. From here we can leave in the morning before the locks open for the 40 mile cruise to Ottawa. It will be a long ...
... had a chandlery inside an old limestone building and rundown boat sheds with some vintage wooden boats. There were some classics docked as well. We found an old guy working on his boat that gave us a tour of the marina pointing out the various classics.
On the way to the marina we had to pass the ruins of an old mill, where the river rapids flow. The doors to one of the buildings were open and inviting. ...
It wasn't quite as cold last night as the night before, but we were thankful for the shore power and heater anyway. The sun warmed things up quickly and it turned out to be another gorgeous day on the canal with temperatures around 70.
We left Newboro at about 9:15 in order to make the 5 mile run to The Narrows Lock 35 for the start of operations at 10:00. We then crossed ...
... when she went through we could sneak through as well. And that’s what we did. By this manouver we were able to get to Jones Falls locks for their first lock through at 10. Jones Falls is another flight lock made up of four locks in succession. The process goes fairly quickly. It took about an hour to do the four locks. It’s tiring, though, with a lot of boat and line handling. We went up three more ...
Today we saw the Thousand Islands. They are a group of islands in the St Lawrence River between New York and Ontario. Many of the islands have houses on them - but instead of garages, they have boathouses! We even saw one island with a house connected by a bridge to another with a boathouse. It's 200 miles to Niagara Falls from here. Bye for now! ...
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