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Old 15-06-2015, 23:57   #1
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Road transport in Canada

Can anyone give me an idea of the costs involved In transporting a 36' long keel timber yacht from Vancouver to the western end of the Great Lakes? This is rather than using the Panama. Thanks.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Maybee.

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I looked into moving our full keel 37-footer from the Great Lakes to Vancouver a few years ago. Prices came in from $8K to $12K.
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Thanks for the replies and the welcome. Reason for asking was my notion that Australia to BC then the Great Lakes and maybe ICW would be an interesting way of getting to Britain.
Thunder Bay is the logical point of entry to the Lakes?
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... Thunder Bay is the logical point of entry to the Lakes?
It is.
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Thanks for the replies and the welcome. Reason for asking was my notion that Australia to BC then the Great Lakes and maybe ICW would be an interesting way of getting to Britain.
Thunder Bay is the logical point of entry to the Lakes?
Thunder Bay is known as The Lakehead, so yes. You'd have to arrange with either the Thunder Bay Yacht Club or McKellar Marine to receive and lift your boat in. The TBYC has a travel lift for its members, but I'm sure they'd accommodate you (for a price). McKellar has a crane or perhaps hires a crane (I was a club member so not 100 sure what they have).

Thunder Bay is in Canada, as is Vancouver. I imagine it might be simpler to stick to either Canada or the USA when trucking, but if you wanted to go into the States, another location would be Duluth/Superior, or even places along the (US) south shore like Bayfield.

Good luck. It's quite the journey you have planned.
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