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Inside the Peterborough Lift lock

Peterborough Lift Lock

Feb 7, 2023

Last summer Waterways TV debuted with host Steve Bull’s tour of Ontario. In this episode Parks Canada’s Chad Buchner takes Steve behind-the-scenes of the world-famous Peterborough Lift Lock (the world’s largest) and even lets him ‘drive’ it. Understanding this technology is not quite as much fun as boating it, but it will have to suffice until spring!

Peterborough Lift Lock

Award-winning host Steven Bull brings an extensive resume in boating to the show, having worked with Canadian Yachting Media (see February’s Canadian Yachting magazine), CBC and PowerBoat Television, among many others.

Neptunus 650F Review

Neptunus 650F 400

By Andy Adams

Over the years Canadian Yachting has had the pleasure of doing several boat review articles on new Neptunus models and we are familiar with the qualities that Neptunus is famous for. They have all been exceptional yachts, but this is the one I would most want to own myself. It’s a personal choice and a matter of taste as to whether you would prefer to have a sedan express model or a flybridge but in my opinion, the flybridge layout offers some wonderful attributes.

We met with Neptunus Managing Director Jan Willem De Jong this past fall to take the new Neptunus 650F out in Lake Ontario. 

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The Other Virgin Islands

Sunset off St John

By Mark Stevens

I was first seduced by the United States Virgin Islands during a ferry ride from St. Thomas to Tortola to begin one of our earliest British Virgin Islands charters nearly twenty years ago.

A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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