POTW: No ice on the Detroit River!

Detroit River

Mar 8, 2023

Detroit RiverRoger Renaud, our Windsor Sailing in Canada correspondent sends along this Photo of the Week update:


“It’s the end of February, and the river still has no ice. The only time there were ice flows and ice jams was during that cold spell just at Christmas. This means low water this season due to the evaporation levels in the Great Lakes all winter. Today’s temperature here in Amherstburg is 47 degrees. It’s been mild for weeks….. (best kept secret)”

Another view

Detroit River“The many faces of the river – and a look out into Lake Erie. Still not frozen over….just ice flows from upstream….”

We are always looking for boating photos. Send your POTWs to cyonboard@kerrwil.com and we will include them in an upcoming issue!

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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