Originally Posted by cathy dowling
hello fellow Great Lakes sailor. Bob and I live near Toronto and look forward to sailing Lake ON and Georgian Bay this summer.
Do you have favorite spots on Lake Huron?
I don't (yet) know about about Lake Ontario
, but I did spend a couple of years at Bridgeview Marina in Sarnia, very nice place with great staff, etc, but the current
on the river could put a boat in real jeopardy if the engine
ever failed at the wrong time. My favorite place from Sarnia was a little beach on the Michigan shore about three miles up the coast. Crystal clear water
and wonderful sandy shore. Great for just hanging out on a summer afternoon.
I also haven't yet made it across to Georgian Bay or the North Channel, but the North Channel is definitely on my list if I ever get the time. (Three week's annual vacation
is quite limiting at five knots.) However, I can say that Harrisville and Port Austin on the Michigan sides are quite nice, pleasant small towns with good state-run docks. I draw five feet and Port Austin had six when I was there. I stayed a few days in Harbor Beach but barely made it in.
I'd love to hear about your adventures when you get there.