The Triangle Loop; Oswego Canal to the St. Lawrence River

After a long hiatus that included a visit home to see grand children, we are back onboard and loving the Triangle Loop adventure. The triangle starts at Brewerton, NY and heads north to Oswego and Lake Ontario.  From there, head NE to the St. Lawrence River.   The journey continues through Montreal (with a long stop for some croissants) to Sorel, Quebec, and thence south through the historic Chambly Canal, Lake Champlain and Waterford, NY, at which point we turn west into the Erie Canal and back to Brewerton.

The Oswego Canal was built shortly after the Erie Canal to help with transporting goods and people from the popular Erie route north to Lake Ontario.   The towns along the way are great places to visit and the townspeople love to receive cruising visitors. As you head north from the Erie, eight locks lower boats from the inland heights to the level of Lake Ontario.

An old lock house at  adorns the shore.

An old lock house at Phoenix, NY adorns the shore.

A Double-crested Cormorant lifts off from the surface of the canal

A Double-crested Cormorant lifts off from the surface of the canal

The town of Minnete is happy to receive cruisers.

The town of Mineto happily receives cruisers.

Overnight docking with electricity is provided at no charge.

Overnight docking with electricity is provided at no charge.

The lighthouse at the port of Oswego guides mariners into the channel as they approach from Lake Ontario.

The lighthouse at the port of Oswego guides mariners into the channel as they approach from Lake Ontario.

Serious Lakers are encountered on the crossing of Lake Ontario.

Serious Lakers were encountered during the crossing of Lake Ontario.

Our view of the Lake.  The weather was very kind to us with following seas, wind and current.

Our view of the Lake. The weather was very kind to us with following seas, wind and current.

 

 

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