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Descending
Richard
Sat Jun 4 10:54:37 EDT 2011, St Lawrence River, NY

This is one of the two American locks in the St Lawrence (the other five are in Canada). Jordan is tending the bow line here as we descend. In the American locks, you pass your lines (ropes) around floating bollards--the yellow steel thing labeled `5` that slide up and down the lock side with the water level.

St Lawrence River
Richard
Sat Jun 4 10:21:58 EDT 2011, St Lawrence River, Quebec



Two Lakers
Richard
Sun May 29 10:24:11 EDT 2011, St Lawrence River, Ontario

Two lakers, the Gordon C. Leitch (right) and Canadian Enterprise (left) pass each other in the channel of the St Lawrence Seaway. Lakers are tankers or freighters designed for the Great Lakes, they fit into the locks of the St Lawrence Seaway, and they have the bridge (where the ship is controlled from) forward.

Mon May 30 14:39:25 EDT 2011 | luke lewis
You guys should get in touch with me if you're passing Trois Rivieres before June 10th. I'll also be in Montreal June 4&5. Take Care!
Luke
Tue May 31 19:04:21 EDT 2011 | Amos
Richard, how grand to see you underway! Wish you great luck and smooth passage. When do you plan on reaching Greenland?

(Wouldn't you have had to take down the masts to pass by the Canal?)

Wishing you the best,

Amos
Wed Jun 1 21:19:12 EDT 2011 | Richard Hudson
Luke,

Sorry, the blog is a ways behind and we won`t be able to meet up. We`re past Trois Rivieres, in Quebec City at the moment.



Amos,
Thanks, because we took the St Lawrence Seaway instead of the Erie Canal (which is a much easier route if going to NYC), there was no need to take down the masts.

Richard

Richard
St Lawrence River
Richard
Fri May 27 6:51:10 EDT 2011



Boldt Castle
Richard/Jordan
Wed May 25 10:01:00 EDT 2011

Boldt Castle was built on Heart Island (which was blasted into the shape of a heart) by a wealthy New Yorker, George Boldt as a tribute of love for his wife. Mr Boldt's wife unfortunately died before construction was complete, so construction was stopped.

Boldt Castle
Richard/Jordan
Wed May 25 10:00:00 EDT 2011

See entry above.

Thousand Islands
Richard
Wed May 25 0:00:00 EDT 2011



Thousand Islands
Richard
Tue May 24 10:00:00 EDT 2011, St Lawrence River, NY

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Clayton
Richard/Jordan
Mon May 23 0:00:00 EDT 2011, Clayton, NY

View of Issuma anchored at Clayton.

Mon May 23 19:36:05 EDT 2011 | Jesse
Rich,
Good to see you back to sailing. Hope all is well.
Are you planning on stopping around these parts again? Plans to continue going south? I look forward to seaing you again one of these days.

Smooth sailing in all,
Jesse
Tue May 24 5:46:47 EDT 2011 | will
issuma looks good. happy sailing.
Thu May 26 20:31:51 EDT 2011 | Richard Hudson
Thanks, Will & Jesse.

At some point I will head back to New York, but for the moment, I`m heading east and north.
Dan's Place
Jordan
Sun May 22 10:41:00 EDT 2011, Cape Vincent, NY

While docked at the fisheries building in Cape Vincent, we had to walk past this strange junk shop on our way to the library or the store. It had so much interesting junk in the window that you couldn't even see inside. Like most of the stores in Cape Vincent I assumed it was only open in the summer, but one day I looked a little closer and saw some signs saying 'Emergency Gift Shop' (with an arrow pointing upstairs) and "Ring bell for service; Dogs will get me". So I got AM (the other crewman) from the boat and we went back to Dan's Place and climbed the stairs up the side of the building and rang the big brass bell. Sure enough, the scotties started barking and a few minutes later a dark figure could be seen lumbering up to the window.

Dan opened the door and we explained that we simply couldn't resist ringing the bell after reading the sign and that we didn't really need to buy anything but we had to see his shop before we left town. So he let us in down stairs and sat and waited for us to go through everything. I felt I had to buy something from him for making him open up his shop for us, but I couldn't find anything I really needed. I ended up buying an antique washboard which I'll be using more often as a musical instrument. A necessary item for a long sailing trip. I actually haggled up the price for it when he was trying to give me a deal. I'm not a good haggler. AM found a dusty old copy of the I Ching and a music box with a hauntingly lovely little song.

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