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  1. Scott W

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    That mast must barely fit within the Seawaymax limitations for air draft.
  2. Rodger

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    Just looked up the mast height of the Bluenose II and her maim mast is 38.4 M (126')
    The air draft for the Seaway is 35 M (114)
    They must be able to lower part of mast ?
    Air draft for Blue Water bridge in Sarnia is 71 M (232')
    I took a sailboat up canal a few weeks ago with an air draft of 110' so they had to remove antennas.
  3. Rodger

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    NEW LOCK SCHEDULE
    Well today was the start of the new lock schedule for the Welland Canal.
    As I thought it would not work.
    At 08:45 they told the sailboat to enter lock one, as they were approaching lock they told him to return to the pleasure craft dock as they had two commercial ships to take up.
    Commercial ships pay $ 23,000 and yacht pays $ 200.00 you no who will go first.

    I have a down bound trip tomorrow will see what happens.
    New Lock Schedule
    http://www.greatlakes-seaway.com/en/recreational/lockage_schedule_wel.html
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    Good luck Rodger. Getting ready to bring another boat through in a few weeks from Michigan to CT.
  5. Rodger

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    Did a down bound yesterday and they started at 9 am but I would still report in at 7 am as students do not start until 8 am and this morning they had regular crew started us a 07:30 to get us started as a commercial ship was calling in at 7:45 am and at lock two the students took over.
    I am off to Halifax July 30/19 for ten days have a safe trip.
    If you need help text me
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    Took up Journey On yesterday 85' Burger ex Seaquerster
    Brought her down the canal when she was new in October 16/99 Capture.PNG
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    Hampshire 216' went up canal this morning.
    He AIS shows name Vanish Capture.PNG
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    This looks to be the old "Windrush" built in '91 or so by a serial Broward owner that wanted to help revive Burger after the Mac million / Tacoma Shipbuilding debacle. You can see a lot of Broward styling in this build such as the double entry on the companionway ,the radar arch and the faired in half round reveals on the fashion boards & fwd. cabin trunk etc.. This boat received a lot of press @ FLIBS that year
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    Sorry, Nope, Not Windrush. Looking at the Burger fleet photos after posting and found no match for the windows and full beam saloon. Burgers fleet pics go back to 1990 so this one must be missing.
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    I believe this is a Feadship built in 2016. Was Vanish, now Hampshire. Sold in December for $85 million or so. Original owner was Larry Van Tuyl. He went from a 164' Westport to it.
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    When these superyachts come into the Great Lakes, do the states allow them to use their watertoys or even tenders?
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    Another picture of Hampshire Capture.PNG
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    Capture.PNG Today another boat load of boats through the Welland Canal, both are 2020 - 74' Predator & 50' Predator, few days ago a another ship had an Absolute on board I missed that one.
    Was talking to the dealer today and I told him it was like the old days where they would bring around twenty new Vikings and Sunseekers up the canal every year.
    He said this year was a record year.
    They now bring the yachts from over seas direct to Cleveland, they use to unload them in New Jersey and then up the Erie Canal and the Welland Canal to Cleveland. Capture.PNG
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    M/Y Big Eagle & T T Big Eagle
    Big Eagle returning from the Great Lakes down bound Welland Canal
    Built in Japan by Mie Zosen Shipyard 1980 170' Capture.PNG Capture.PNG
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    Looks good Rodger. How is the designated scheduled days working out?

    Will be heading through in a few weeks from Long Island back to Ohio and starting to make schedule plans / itinerary for the new owners.

    Thanks!
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    That Time Of Year Again
    The Erie Canal closes October 16/19 for the season.
    Yachts are heading south through the Welland Canal to the Erie Canal, I have been very busy the last few weeks.
    This July the seaway has started down bounds on Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday
    up bounds Sunday - Monday - Wednesday - Fridays and must be checked in by 09:00 hrs day of transit.
    This has improved the staring times but because of every other day service there have been many yachts in the lock causing to rafting three deep, down bound rafting is no problem because there in no turbulence but not looking forward to up bound trips in the spring because of rafting as there is a lot of turbulence, they will only raft two deep while going up bound the large yacht better have good fenders. One other thing the lines men travel travel with their vehicles to every lock with you making you trip about two hours longer
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    I locked through on Monday last week on an upbound transit from NY to Ohio, and it was actually pretty nice. We were the only ones in the lock chambers, so could come as far forward as needed. We had a few delays for downbound ships, but ended up making it through in about 9 hours. Am hoping for one last more downbound if a boat closes in Sandusky and needs to go to Florida, but am not real optimistic that she'll be closed before the cutoff date. The scheduling has helped quite a bit as Rodger mentions, and at least takes some of the guessing out of when you will start, but as mentioned, the upbounds in the Spring could be problematic.
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    Yanneke Too 114'

    She arrived a few weeks ago in Port Dalhousie a small town two miles west of Welland Canal on Lake Ontario.
    Rumour has it will be spending the winter there in the water, if so will get some pictures in January.
    She did spend the summer in Montreal. Capture.PNG Capture.PNG
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    USS Indianapolis
    She was commissioned October 26/19 in Burns Harbor Michigan and is down bound Welland Canal today bound for
    Naval Station Mayport Jacksonville Florida Capture.PNG
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    USS Indianapolis acceptance trials

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