Clayton - The Thousand Islands



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Clayton - The Thousand Islands
Thursday July 29, 2004

On July 27th we left Sackets Harbor about noon in a tapering drizzle for the 35 mile trip to Clayton, NY. The wind was out of the East so there was little fetch keeping the ride comfortable. As we got into the Thousand Islands the water was flat even with a 15 knot wind. The picture above is typical of the view from our boat in almost every direction. You could spend a month just cruising this area.

By 2:30PM we were tied up at the Islander Marina which is right beside the Antique Boat Museum. It was recommended by Dennis Dorsey in Oswego and it is one of the best kept facilities we have found. We spent a couple of hours in the museum but it wasn't enough so we returned the next day.

Today, July 28, I took a ride offered by the museum in a replica Hackercraft. It was a great way to see Islands and hear the history. There a number of pictures of nice boats and scenery in the photo section. If heaven doesn't have boats like the ones I saw, I don't want to go.

It is unfortunate that all the new pictures are appended with the provided authoring tool to the end of the gallery, so you will have to click through the early pictures to see them. Next trip I may have to learn to use a better web publishing toolset.

We are off tomorrow for a day visit to Boldt Castle and then for a stay at one of the island parks. Friday we are in Gananoque, Ontario and then the weekend we are in Kingston, Ontario. Monday we plan to start the Rideau Canal to Ottawa.

This update has me connected by phone to the internet from the marina office. It could be a while before the next posting.

The cruise couldn’t be better. Cheers.


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