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North America » Canada » Ontario » Port Severn May 26th 2017

After a very comfortable night at anchor, we are now tied to the blue line at the lower end of Port Severn lock. Our furnace and inverter is working so all systems go. Our buddy boat picked up anchor this morning and made the first attempt at navigating the fast current leading to the lock wall. He has a shallow draft boat and made it with little difficulty. We quickly followed suit knowing that we would have help tying up to the wall. Our deep draft boat had a little trouble with the turbulent water but we made it to the blue line. Luckily we arrived when we did because they have now removed two logs from the dam to allow more water to drain through. The current us much stronger now. An other boat has ... read more
Flow from the dam
Lots of current
Rolling Stone

North America » Canada » Ontario » Port Severn May 25th 2017

Rolling Stone, our new to us trawler, is anchored in Georgian Bay awaiting the delayed opening of the Trent Severn Waterway. She was splashed this morning after 2 years on land. Everything seems to be working including the diesel furnace. The plan is to sail to Deseronto where we will put her in storage for a year while we return home to Newfoundland for the summer and a Florida for the winter. The waterway is a week late opening due to high water levels. We now learned that this first lock will be further delayed for an uncertain amount of time. We are travelling with Pete Franklin who is also anchored close by on Gray Ghost, a 32 foot trawler. We are stuck on the boat because we had to deflate our dinghy to put the ... read more
Georgian Bay
Captain Jerry




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