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  1. Rodger

    Rodger Senior Member

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    M/Y PICK UP
    She is anchored in the Niagara River six miles east of the Welland Canal. IMG_2584.JPG IMG_2586.JPG
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    DELAYS ON WELLAND CANAL
    Erie Canal System issued this Notice To Marniers
    The real truth is not increase off shipping actualy shipping was down seven percent, but major problem is they have reduced man power on the locks because of new Hands Free Mooring Machines. Yes it is true there are major delays to pleasure craft. I would bypass the Welland Canal if you can get your air draft down to 15' 6"

    Notice to Mariners
    Welland Canal – Ontario, CA

    August 8, 2016



    Mariners are advised that due to high volumes of commercial shipping traffic on the St. Lawrence Seaway, recreational mariners can temporarily expect delays of 12-24 hours when passing through the Welland Canal in Ontario, Canada. Vessels with air drafts less than 15.6’ can use the Western Erie Canal instead.
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    93 ' Filippetti up bound Welland Canal today. She is suppose to be the first one in north America. IMG_2602.JPG IMG_2598.JPG
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    Capture.PNG Capture.PNG HIGH WATER LAKE ONTARIO
    Attaches is pictures of Port Dalhousie Yacht Club two miles west of the Welland Canal.
    Lake Ontario is over three feet higher than last year, they were to put all the boats in this weekend but have now cancelled that.
    Had a call from the Captain from Fort Lauderdale this morning who comes to the Great Lakes every year on a 85' Pacific Mariner and last year when he cleared the last lock in Oswego Canal he cleared the bridge by only one inch, so this year he is coming up the St. Lawrence River which will add around 1500 miles to his trip.
    I have a few more clients are also making the same trip up the St Lawrence.
    Anyone who is coming up the Erie Canal system with a high air draft should make sure they check on water level at the last bridge.
    They have closed the dam at Cornwall Ontario as the lower seaway is flooding causing Lake Ontario to rise.
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    Sure glad we did it last year and not this year.
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    Entire neighborhoods in Montreal were evacuated earlier this week... quite a mess here, and we're expecting rain to some degree or another every day for the next week at the very least.
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    Would a vessel the size of M/Y Pick Up need a pilot in that part of the Seaway even if it weren't on a charter? Just curious.
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    State of emergency has been declared for most of the southern shore of Lake Ontario. Many marinas are flooded or closed. The high water is also putting much debris into the water. Washed out trees, docks, etc.
    Any captain attempting Lake Ontario should check with locals and locks first.
    I was going to attempt this year, last year stayed south for repairs vrs going thru. Might have to spend another season in MD due to the high water.
    Roger, do you have height of the 85 footer? I can get through with 18' clearance.
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    any yacht 35 M or over requires pilots for the Seaway Locks and St. Lawrence River
    Approx cost is $ 18,000 one way
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    Rodger, was asking what was height from waterline to highest point on boat.
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    No I do not have the height of her he will be here in a few weeks will ask him when he arrives.
    Last year he cleared the bridge by one inch .
    Bridge 0-13A in Oswego clearance is 21.15 ' at normal overhead clearance.



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    This is the water situation here in Quebec for those with riverfront property... so yeah, anyone coming up the St Laurence seaway needs to check their air draft.
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    (image courtesy the Canadian Forces Twitter account)

    And here's a bridge in Gatineau:
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    Kevin any ideal how it is in the Marina in the Old Town Montreal and Quebec City ?
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    I can confirm that Quebec city marina is doing fine and water levels are well controlled with the locks and inflow/outflow to the St-Charles river.
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    Saturday will be my first trip up the canal this year on a new 50' Absolute
    The Captain had no issues with the Erie Canal system. Capture.PNG
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    Is that Absolute headed to Saugatuck by chance?
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    Took up another 50' Absolute Hard Top today both going to a dealer St. Clair Shore Michigan
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    Taking up a third Italian yacht Absolute this one is a hard top. Capture.PNG
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    JAMACIA BAY

    Jamaica Bay 59.5 M up bound Welland Canal this week. Capture.PNG Capture.PNG
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    SUNSEEKER MH 66'
    M/V Erick departed England on July 21/17 with two new 66 ' Sunseeker M H bound for Valleyfield Quebec, she is do there around August 1/17.
    They will unload one yacht and the owner will bring her up the Seaway and Welland Canal to the Great Lakes.
    Then M/V Erick will proceed to Cleveland Ohio to unload the other yacht. Capture.PNG Capture.PNG
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