We have crossed the Gulf of Mexico, the ocean, sounds and Chesapeake Bay. Today we cross Lake Oneida and get ready to leave the Erie for the Oswego Canal Water way.
BREWERTON NY JUNE 22-23
Anticipation and weather watching takes planning. Our next jump is to cross Lake Oneida- if there are any high winds predicted, we would stay put. It turned out to be a beautiful day, so the 25 mile lake crossing was a breeze. Five hours on the move, we covered 36.8 miles plus two locks and arrived at Brewerton, NY at 1:30. We are still westbound on the Erie Canal, the turn off to Oswego is not too far ahead. (we will be doing half the Erie Canal, then turn North towards Canada)>
The scenery is gradually changing
There were about 6-7 looper boats in the marina. Sanctuary had planned a wine / potluck for the evening. The tasting featured a variety of New York wines plus homemade wine provided by SeaQuest crew.
Its amazing the various stories shared by so many loopers.
The marina provided a free courtesy van for a couple hours at a time; this allowed us to go get groceries and stock up for our trip to Canada.
OSWEGO WATERWAY CANALS
Phoenix , NY City wall June 24
The rainy days are beginning to subside, today is mostly sunny. We departed Brewerton with Sanctuary and Southern Cross.
Our group is headed for Canada so we took a right and stopped at the city wall in Phoenix, NY. This was a short 11 mile day; there aren’t too many places to stop, and we picked Phoenix. There was plenty of room on the wall, and free electric! The new waterfront deck had picnic tables, and a park setting. Leaving the Phoenix NY wall, lead us into a canal and under a lift bridge.
Last stop on the Oswego Waterway canal is Oswego. The city wall provided a good place to plan our crossing of Lake Ontario. There is one more lock that will lead us into Lake Ontario.
Updated miles- 5687 miles since we left Mackinaw City in June 2016.
June 27 cross Lake Ontario to CANADA
Dave topped off the fuel before leaving Oswego, New York – added 42 gallons. We anticipate high fuel prices in Canada, so plan to leave USA with a full tank.
7 hours on the move today; we did 52 miles and tied to a mooring ball in Prinyers Cove on the north shore of Lake Ontario. The mooring ball fee was $25, with high winds predicted it gave us peace of mind to be tied up rather than anchored.
Clearing customs is often a topic of discussion. It went smooth for our group- we each called in to customs, answered a few questions and received our customs clearance code.
Next stop is Picton Marina- 16 miles.
Its cloudy and rainy again, but everyone is excited to be cruising in Canada waters.