Rideau 2009

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Rideau 2009

Postby Georgs » Sat May 09, 2009 10:37 am

The Admiral and I are planning to spend the first two weeks of June on the Rideau Waterway, starting out from Kingson on June 1.

Anyone else planning to be on the Rideau in that time frame? Or at any time during 2009?

We have heard from the Endeavour 36 Trawlercat BandB. Bill and Birute Fleck have plans similar to ours and we look forward to meeting them at some point during our cruise.

--Georgs

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Re: Rideau 2009

Postby Bruce » Sat May 23, 2009 6:06 pm

We're on the hard right now in Port Darlington,getting the boat ready for its return trip to South Carolina by way of the Rideau, Montreal, Lake Champlain, etc.
We're just waiting for our daughter to give birth in Chicago...we'll drive down there for a few days and then anchors away. So we're not sure when exactly we'll get to Kingston and head up the Rideau but I'm hoping....around June 5/6. The baby is not co-operating. We wanted to leave around June 1.
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Re: Rideau 2009

Postby doloresvt » Sat May 23, 2009 7:36 pm

We will be leaving Lake Champlain the first week of June to continue our Loop. Will finish in Placida Fl. early Nov. Looking for info from Montreal to Georgen Bay. have annual pass for locks and parks. How many places are there to stop for the night at the parks?
We cruised Lake Champlain for 20 odd years so would be happy to share any info on gunk holes ect.
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Re: Rideau 2009

Postby Georgs » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:01 am

All hands--

After our first 10 days on the Rideau Canal Waterway, we can make two conclusions:

-- In early June, traffic is light. We've encountered fewer than 10 recreational vessels per day.

-- The Rideau is a great cruising ground. So many lovely lakes, so many interesting channels, such great staff manning the locks.

--Georgs

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Re: Rideau 2009

Postby Georgs » Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:46 am

Here's an informative post from the Great Loop List about cruising the Rideau in 2009:

We just finished two weeks on the Rideau with Paul and Stacy from SeaSea
and had a wonderful time on this historic and scenic canal system.

If you are going to Ottawa, know that the downtown wall tie up had major
demolition going on just across the road from the downtown mooring.
The large excavator mounted jackhammer started, for us, at 6am and quit at
7pm and the noise and dust were so bad we could not sit on the boat and
talk. I would recommend Hartwells lock for a tie up (due for hydro
NEXT year) and a bus ride to downtown or going into Dows Lake marina (pump
out and diesel available and a washer and dryer were being installed as we
were leaving). In general on the canal, if you need a pump out and call
ahead, be sure to ask if the pump out is in operating condtion: the one at
Westport was not just a few days ago. We paid $20 Canadian for a
pump out at Chaffey's lock (Brown marina) and were told their pump out was
often down for repairs. Diesel in Kingston was $1.05 per LITER
(canadian) for diesel (plus GST and PST), This is expensive fuel: we
paid $2.19 per gallon at Winter Harbor on the Erie when we left there on
May 22nd.

We were put off by the descriptions of debris in the
Tay canal, so took our dingy up the 6 miles from the Beridges Lock to
Perth. We discovered that we would have had no trouble taking our
boat (a 36 foot Endeavour Trawlercat) to Last Duel Park, just south of
Perth where hydro was available. The Canadian charts don't show the
huge welands area that you dingy through. We thought Perth was well
worth the visit.

The water at Davis lock is potable and very well filtered and pure and we filled up there both coming and going.
It also has power and places for many boats and the lockmaster is very
friendly and so is his golden retriever, Molly.

We are also finding that many of the locks on the Trent/Severn can supply potable
water to boaters if you ask.

The Rideau, at least for now, has plenty of depth in thier water as does the Trent/Severn.

Bill and Birute Fleck
B & B
Endeavour TC36
Lock 6, Frankford, Trent/Severn
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Re: Rideau 2009

Postby Georgs » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:38 pm

Email from Elliott Bray of Letitia:

I think we went through at slightly different times but I thought you might
be interested in our report of our month on the Rideau.

http://www.loopcruiser.com/cruise/Misadven35-09.html

elliott
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