Did the trip in 2002 via the Erie and Oswego Canals across Lake Ontario
to Kingston Canada
and back to Long Island
. I seem to recall
something like 9 days from Long Island
to Oswego. We had a schedule going up to meet up for a Rendezvous I think I allowed 14 days. Some things to be aware of:
Summer thunderstorms may dump a lot of water
(and debris) into the Mohawk River/Canal on any given day. You may have to clear your engine
intake of reeds somewhere along the trip. Had to do it twice heading up Once going down. Bring a mask you may have to go over the side at some point.
Tie up at locks bow facing the current
. Unless you like a mat of debis piling into your stern (including tree limbs).
Those same weather
systems can dump enough water
that NYS close down the locks until water level subsides. So you may have an unexpected lay day or two.
Best to cross Lake Oneida in the morning before the winds (and waves) kick up and make sure the mast
is secured well on deck
. Would be a drag to lose it over the side.
As others have said no schedule is best just enjoy the cruise
. Would like to do it again now that I have electric propulsion