Dec 21, 2016

Wow you take good shots. We’re delighted with all the input, but please don’t slow down. We will use them all.


Here are the rules – they must be taken from or near a boat. They must be your shots and free from copyright. Most importantly, they must be wonderful. Send the to us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put Photo in the subject line.
This week – eight shots!


First the beautiful sunset shots we promised. Four gorgeous images will help you remember summer and look forward to next year.

Photo 1: This photo was taken last August from our boat, a 26ft Tanzer. We are anchored in Club Island in Georgian Bay. 

Pauline Fitzgerald

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Photo 2: This was taken cruising across Lake Ontario from Oakville to the Welland Canal.
Dean Powers
Hamilton

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Photo 3: a sunset from the Broken Island Group near Bamfield BC taken by Dave Pavlik

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Photo 4: My wife Sheree and I were taking a sunset cruise of San Diego Harbour with this wonderful sunset
Mike Johnson

Oakville Power Squadron

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And now some locks!!


Mike Johnson also sent some nice shots of locking through:


Photo 5: We were taking our boat up the Trent canal and had to share lock #20 Ashburnham with the Peterborough lock tour boat

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Photo 6: Waiting to enter Buckhorn lock #31 of the Trent Canal.


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Thanks for all those, Mike


The next two are from Marc Robic, Captain/Owner Aquaholic 3, Montreal


Photo 7: Aquaholic waiting for the 85' feet guillotine style doors of the Carillon Lock to rise. Carillon Lock is locate about half way between Montreal and Ottawa and is one of the highest single step elevation locks in North America.


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Photo 8: Aquaholic inside Carillon Lock before the 80 foot rise.
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And that’s Photo of the Week. Keep ‘em coming!

Story by Sheryl Shard • Photos by Paul and Sheryl Shard

The first time we sailed to Madeira we wondered if the island had vanished. Or at least that's how it appeared. Actually, it didn't appear. Not when we thought it should have.

That was in 1991 before the days of affordable GPS. On that first voyage, we were relying on a sextant, SatNav and dead reckoning. By our calculations, we were five miles off a massive mountainous landform in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Armdale Yacht ClubBy Katherine Stone

You can’t possibly pack in more national history associated with a yacht club than what you can find on Deadman’s Island in Nova Scotia. This is what Halloween legends were made of, as it was not uncommon once upon a time, to have an arm appear out of the ground in winter with the remainder of the poor skeleton not being reunited with its appendage until the spring thaw.

Many years after the Micmacs discovered Melville Island, the spot they called “end of the water,” the site was used for storehouses and then was purchased by the British, where a prisoner-of-war camp was built to house captives in the Napoleonic Wars and then later during the War of 1812.

Read more about Armdale Yacht Club...

 

Vanquish 24 RunaboutBy Andy Adams

Big, elegant, and capable

Families with young people who are seriously into waterskiing or wake boarding face a difficult choice: Buy a dedicated tow sports boat and make the kids happy or buy a more traditional family boat and make everyone comfortable.

In our opinion, the Vanquish 24 Runabout offers up a big, elegant, and capable solution that could make everybody happy. This is not a cheap solution, but it's an impressive one. Last August, we traveled to Gravenhurst, Ontario, and got our first look at the Vanquish 24 Runabout, tied up at Muskoka Wharf Marine. One glance told us this was a special boat.

Read More of the Vanquish 24 Review.....

Seamasters Inflatables

Always a major exhibitor at the Halifax International Boat Show, Seamaster’s sales manager Dave Trott tells us they will have several news products on display including the new Stingray 206cc and the 186cc.

Seamaster Services of Dartmouth is a diversified company with roots in the marine safety business. Over the years they have expanded from liferafts to inflatable boats, as a Zodiac dealers, and now sell and service an extensive line of fibreglass and inflatable boats including Grady-White and Stingray.

Read more about Seamasters....