Monday, July 30, 2012
Crysler to Cornwall, ON.
We had a nice journey from Crysler to Cornwall, Ontario. 36 miles and two locks, Eisenhower and Snell about 4 miles apart with a drop of 42 feet each. There are 7 locks for us to traverse to Montreal. All operated by the St Lawrence Seaway Commission but the first 3 are operated by the US and the remaining are in Quebec. I will report our comparisons after we traverse the Canadian locks. The US locks were easy with little wait. Each lock charges $25, cash in US locks and a ticket system in the Canadian locks.
We are used to communicating with the locks on the radio. No radio communication with these locks. You must tie up to a dock and pick up a phone to tell them you are desirous of a lock through. You better know upbound from downbound.
We are enjoying a nice push from the current about 2 MPH. Note the current on the buoy.
Several very nice French Canadians helped us with our lines. A very nice park surrounds the marina.
Posted by Island Hopper at 5:15 PM