Locked Out

Locked Out

July 26, 2019 Friday Lock 44 Big Chute, Severn River, Coldwater, ON   to Bay Port Marina, Midland, ON   17.1  nautical miles.

44°45’40.9″N 79°53’41.7″W
44.761358, -79.894919
Elevation: 577 ft               Locks 1   Descent 16 feet

Pierrre and Renee used too much dish washing soap last night and look what happened!

Along the Way

Good bye to the Big Chute

Our last lock in the Trent-Severn Waterway. We parted ways with Shoreline Traveler a buddy boat at the top of the lock. The lock was so small it could only take one larger boat at a time. Shoreline Traveler had lost their starboard engine yesterday and are only running on one. They’re headed a different direction than we are so they can get it overhauled. 🙁

Locked out! Passed through our final lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway, a total of 43.

Headed into the Georgian Bay

The Bay Port Marina owner Ken MacDonald hosts a wine and cheese, cruising the Georgian Bay informational meeting every other night for Loopers. About 20 of us showed up. The presentation was extremely beneficial.
We biked around Midland. Mural on downtown wall.


Yes Dear’s new friend is on the left


The Georgian Bay, just north of Lake Huron, is a bit of a misnomer. At 5,792 square miles it’s not that much smaller than Lake Ontario (7,320 square miles), earning it the nickname “the sixth Great Lake.” With more than 1,240 miles of grayish-pink granite shoreline, it is part of a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

At the moment, the Georgian Bay is 55 inches above mean water level.

Nauti Words

Origin: Overhaul
To prevent the buntline ropes from chaffing the sails, crew were sent aloft to haul them over the sails. This was called overhauling.

Drolleries and Yuks

Where are average things manufactured?
     The satisfactory

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