You can easily cross Lake Ontario
with the mast on deck
. Its only 40 miles from Point Pleasant, Ontario
to Oswego, so if you do the Trent Severn, you can unstep the mast at Port Severn and re-step in the Hudson
River. If you take the Lake Huron-Lake Erie-Welland Canal route
, there are only 32 locks to do from Duluth to the Hudson
. Step the mast at Duluth, sail to Oswego, unstep through the Erie Canal, restep in the Hudson River.