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Old 09-07-2021, 03:29   #1
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Greetings, looking for some info from Prescott to Montreal

Hello long time sailor looking for some info about the stretch from Prescott to Montreal on the St Lawrence.
Good anchor spots or marinas are what I'm mainly after although any info about the locks section is appreciated.
I do know the general procedure for locking through and the requirements so we really don't need to go there, and yes I have my account and everything set up here.

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Don't need the run up to Prescott or anything after Montreal.
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Old 09-07-2021, 15:11   #2
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Re: Greetings, looking for some info from Prescott to Montreal

Finally did it, eh, Mark?

Here are a couple of useful recent threads:

Navigating the St. Lawrence Seaway
https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ay-245859.html

Sailing the St. Lawrence
https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ce-248550.html

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Old 09-07-2021, 15:38   #3
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Re: Greetings, looking for some info from Prescott to Montreal

Here's another member who's been helping a CS30 owner who is on his way to Nova Scotia too. (See Post #3):

For Trade: Exchange 3' wheel for smaller 2' wheel
https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...el-253003.html

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Old 09-07-2021, 16:40   #4
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Re: Greetings, looking for some info from Prescott to Montreal

Hi Bark, we went down the St. Lawrence a few years ago, including doing this section. We anchored all the way. The spots we used, which were all pretty good as I recall, were:

• Beside Toussaint Island just above the first locks at Iriquois.
• Off Pointe aux Chats in the Salaberry de Valleyfield harbour.
• Off of Point Bell near the entrance to the Canal de la Rive Sud.

The locks are fairly straightforward. Be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time online. Saves you money, and most importantly allows you to avoid the little recreational docks.

The Canadian locks use ropes to secure boats to the wall. They supply the ropes, but you probably want work gloves to handle the lines. Some were pretty old and rough.

The US locks use a floating bollard. You supply your own lines to loop over the ballard. Easy.

They have schedules now, and I think you have to pre-register, but I'm sure you're on top of all that.
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Re: Greetings, looking for some info from Prescott to Montreal

Good stuff! I'm picking up a crew member in Prescott as I need the other set of hands through the locks, they are getting off in Montreal and I'm continuing on solo to the south eastern corner of Nova Scotia.
LOL bought a house I've never seen, covid really messed with my plans last year....
Sounds like I'm going to be chasing someone down the seaway, think that 50 footer will be too far ahead to catch!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Barkingmad.
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"The Canadian locks use ropes to secure boats to the wall. They supply the ropes, but you probably want work gloves to handle the lines. Some were pretty old and rough."


Already on board, with the explosion of zebra mussels gloves are a near requirement for the great lakes.
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