July 26, 2016

Lewisport YCLocated on Notre Dame Bay, which was described by Deanne Peters, in Canadian Yachting no less, as the “Caribbean of the North” the town of Lewisporte has developed into a popular yachting destination for anyone cruising Newfoundland’s north coast. The Marina is operated by the Lewisporte Marina Administrative Authority but the focal point for recreational boaters is the Lewisporte Yacht Club (LYC).With facilities overlooking the docks including laundry and showers there is plenty of space for socialising with the local sailors. The LYC maintains moorings in several locations in the Bay of Exploits and Notre Dame Bay has dozens of protected anchorages

The marina has 170 berths, including fixed and floating docks. Vessels up to 100 feet long and 12 foot draught can be accommodated. Docks have WiFi, water and fuel is available. Yard facilities include a 30 ton travel lift, a 40 ton Econlift and a large storage building. The marina manager is Todd Manuel. For billing information, vessel storage, yard work, boat launching/haul-out, reserving the shed, or questions about the facility, contact the LMAA at 1-709-535-3633 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Marina staff monitor VHF channel 68.

There is a local cruising guide to Notre Dame Bay, contact the LYC on how to obtain a copy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Your motor vehicle has a sealed fuel system to control evaporative losses that are a source of air pollution. Fuel is moved into the engine under pressure and any drips that might escape, drop onto the pavement. The engine is open to the pavement below. In an inboard boat, the hull is below the engine and any drips will collect in the bilge with potentially explosive consequences. 

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The DocksBy Katherine Stone

Docks are well-lit and wide to accommodate dock carts.

Steeped in tradition that goes back to one of the oldest towns in Canada west of Quebec City, is Penetanguishene. This bilingual community of 9,000 is located in the middle of Huronia on the southeasterly tip of Georgian Bay in Simcoe Country, Ontario. The name is believed to have been derived from Algonquin (also believed to have come from the Wendat, Abenaki and Ojibwe tribes) meaning “place of the white rolling sands”. 

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