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Old 20-10-2013, 05:06   #1
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Intracoastal

Where on Lake Ontario can you access the intracoastal waterway? Is it at Oswego NY?

Does anyone know how many bridges require that the mast be lowered on the way south? I know that at a certain point the bridges are all lift bridges or are high enough but think that at the north end there are some that are not.
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Re: Intracoastal

These folks went the opposite direction, to Buffalo, on the Erie Canal. Scroll backwards to follow their canal trip. End of the Erie Canal | Northern Spirit Oswego is an option.

I believe the official max fixed bridge clearance on the ICW is 62'. Used to be 65' until some bonehead hit a center of the bridge light and sued.
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Re: Intracoastal

Oswego will get you out of Lake Ontario. You have to unstep your mast and step it when you get to the Hudson River. From Oswego to the Hudson you're in the NY State Canal System.

Going south the ICW starts at Norfolk,VA. Mile 0. Most of the bridges in the ICW are 65 ft clearance. Some are a tad lower and the Julia Tuttle bridge between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami is about 56 feet.
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