Originally Posted by mayberrybfd
Can you go from Toronto and north around to the east coast
without using the Erie Canal
Sure... but assuming the goal is not to pull the mast
, it's a very long way out of the way. Simply take the St. Lawrence seaway out to the Atlantic and tun right around Nova Scotia
There are basically 3 canal based routes to get from the Great Lakes
- Buffalo NY run the full length of the eire canal to the Hudson
River and then south. (welland canal can get you to buffalo)
- Take the Oswego Canal and just do the east end of the Erie Canal to the Hudson
and south. (probably the most logical from Toronto)
- From Montreal, cut thru Lake Champlain to the Hudson and south.
Toronto to NYC
via he Oswego is around 500miles.
Via the St. Lawrence it's more like 2000miles with offshore
passages (hug the coast and it can be even longer)