Apr 26, 2018

New Glasgow BoatrideThe New Glasgow marina is located about six miles up the East River of Pictou in the heart of the town of New Glasgow. Navigation is restricted to powerboats by the Trenton Connector bridge.

The revitalization of the New Glasgow Riverfront has added a recreational and leisure dimension for all ages and interests. The riverfront is home to a full-service marina, the Samson Trail, a 4km trail along the East River and the Pioneer Trail (2km) which connects the trail system to the east side of the town. Victorian style lampposts line the riverside and light the Town's landmark George Street Bridge and the Samson Trail.

 


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The revitalization along with the addition of Glasgow Square Theatre has brought new life to the downtown core and has become a focus for community celebration and festivities. It is also a major source of community pride and was realized through the dedication, imagination and vision of many residents, groups and businesses working together to make the dream a reality.

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Credit: Marinas.com

The Marina is centrally located with a convenient launching point close by, free parking, washroom/showers, gas and diesel for sale. It is under 24-hour surveillance and access to the dock area is restricted.

Whether as a boater, a naturalist strolling on the trails or enjoying one of our many festivals, New Glasgow's riverfront is the place to enjoy a leisure evening or a fun-festive weekend.


New Glasgow Marina 2Marinas.com

Facilities: maximum length 50’, maximum draft 9’, 15/30 amp service, gas/diesel, washrooms/showers

Contact 902-755-7788 www.newglasgow.ca

Mediterranean Shakedown: A Summer Cruise in Spain

Mediterranean ShakedownBy Sheryl and Paul Shard

This summer my husband, Paul, and I bought our fourth offshore cruising boat, a new Southerly 480 built by Discovery Yachts in the UK. It’s a unique boat with a retractable variable-draft swing keel giving you the option of sailing with a deep draft of 3.1 metres when the keel is down or just less than a metre with the keel fully retracted. Southerly Yachts are great for bluewater sailing and also for gunkholing in shallow creeks and inland waterways. You can even dry them out at low tide so they are is the perfect boat for the type of exploring we like to do. Our new boat, Distant Shores III, is the third Southerly Yacht that we’ve owned over 29 years of international cruising to destinations in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle East, UK, Scandinavia and South America. This boat we plan to sail to the South Pacific.

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You have to love it when something exceeds your expectations on so many levels; the new Antares 27 from Beneteau looks to me like that sort of all-around overachiever.

This is a brand new express cruiser design. With twin Mercury 200 V6 outboards, it delivers impressive performance, a reassuring and comfortable ride, and a level of versatility that will enable this boat to be your vacation partner for all sorts of adventures.

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