Where in the world are Mary and Dale?

Where in the world are Mary and Dale?

June 21, 2019 Friday Gaines Marina, Rouses Point, NY  to Richelieu – Chambly Canal Lock 9, Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu QC   24.1 nautical miles.

45°18’42.0″N 73°15’06.3″W
45.311665, -73.251749
Elevation:  103 ft

Mary spent the better part of 3 hour getting her new Google Fi sim card enabled. If it works as described, we might dump AT&T.   To be determined. So far so good ….

Along the Way

Passing by the US Customs Office
Fort Montgomery
Ready for Canada. Our Canadian Courtesy Flag is up and flying.
US Canadian Border buoy. The Canadian Customs Office is the white building on left.

Canadian houses are not ostentatious like the Florida houses are.

Entering the quaint town of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu. The green bridge is the old lift bridge and the white is the new under construction bridge. You can see the guys working on it.
Passing through the railroad bridge and into the lock

We tied up to a floating dock just past the lock. Then out for a walk about! The first thing was to get a handle on the signs

Stop and Parking Lot (54 parking spots)

Next on the agenda…

Poutine is french fries, fresh cheese curds and gravy.

New, under construction lift bridge and old lift bridge.
The old bridge is two lanes and crazy busy! The new bridge is a four lane and will allow for boats less than 20 feet to pass under. The old bridge has to open for all boats.
We walked across but there wasn’t much there so we turned around and came back.
Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu looks like a small country town but the area is surprisingly very urban.
Bridge we walked over
Back to the boat. We had to cross over the lock. You can see the top of Yes Dear in the back

The day is still young. Out for a bike ride.

The top of the canal has a great bike path. We took in a couple miles down to the next bridge and came back.


The lock park seems to be the heart of the community. Lots of people use it. Free internet is available in the park. Tonight there was a fire pit on the city side and musicians playing in the park.

Great neighbors. They stopped by to say hi and give us pointers for going through the Chambly Canal tomorrow.

Where in the world are Mary and Dale?

We just entered Quebec from New York crossing the 45th parallel. (Green hi-lite is what we’ve completed so far)


More votes were cast for 2006 American Idol winner Taylor Hicks than for Ronald Regan’s reelection as president in 1984.

Drolleries and Yuks

What sits at the bottom of the sea and twitches?
     A nervous wreck.

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