Second Knot

29 September 2022 | Sassy Marina, Algonac, Michigan
15 September 2022 | Crews Inn, Harrison Township, Michigan
10 September 2022 | Peaks Island
09 September 2022 | The Portland Lobster Company Restaurant
08 September 2022 | Welland Canal
31 August 2022 | St Clair River meeting Lake Huron
13 August 2022 | St Clair Boat Harbor
31 July 2022 | Pine River, inside the St Clair River
26 July 2022 | St Clair Boat Harbor
23 July 2022 | St Clair River
19 July 2022 | St Clair Boat Harbor
06 July 2022 | St Clair River to St Clair Boat Harbor
05 July 2022 | Safe Harbor Jefferson Beach
04 July 2022 | The Millikan Harbor, Detroit, MI
03 July 2022 | Cedar Point
02 July 2022 | Cedar Point Marina, Sandusky, OH
01 July 2022 | Mentor Yacht Club
30 June 2022 | Lake Erie
29 June 2022 | Welland Canal
28 June 2022 | Lake Ontario

Day 1-Departing Toronto to Port Dalhousie

28 June 2022 | Lake Ontario
Doug Lauzon | Cool, sunny, and calm seas
We departed Toronto this brisk morning under sunny skies and calm seas. Our route traveled was to Port Dalhousie, three hours and twenty six miles to the southern and western end of Lake Ontario.
Port Dalhousie was the gateway for mariners to travel from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie, having created a lock system going upstream with elevation changes the height to Niagara Falls.
This harbor town was the site for lock number one built by Irish immigrants back in the early 1800's and by 1870 saw more than 7,000 ships pass annually. With larger ships being used for commerce, the Welland Canal was created three miles to the east.
Tomorrow we will travel the Welland going through eight locks, most of which will be occupied with pleasure boats and freighters.
Vessel Name: Second Knot
Vessel Make/Model: Carver 396 M/Y
Hailing Port: St. Clair, MI.
Crew: Doug & Cathy
About: Second Knot will be our boating season home on the water in the Great Lakes.
Extra: We have completed four seasons of living aboard "Second Knot". Please scroll through our posts to share the days, trips, and memories that were created.