Monday, July 9, 2012

Oswego, NY

We left Brewerton and the Erie Canal, turning north onto the Oswego River.

Locks, locks, and more locks.  Then came the lock with the bridge in the middle.

Once the lock empties, the boat can pass under the bridge.

Most of the locks are bordered by dams.

Sunset over Lake Ontario.

Captian's Supplement:

Tomorrow is a big for day me. As you can see from the photo Lake Ontario is like an in-land sea. On a good day it is calm with 1 to 2 foot seas. On a bad day ... well, bad.

The forecast for tomorrow is for showers in the early morning, wave heights of one foot or less, which generally means 1-2 ft seas. Wind from the north (favorable for us ) at 10 knots or less. It's about 50 nautical miles from Oswego to Kingston of which 30+ is very open water.

The Nordic Tug is known to be a very sea worthy vessel but is not fast. So out running a pop-up thunderstorm is out of the question. Proper planning is the order of the day.

So, tonight I placed way-points in the auto pilot and plotted our course on our electronic chart plotters and paper charts (for back-up). So we're ready to go.

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