Strait of Canso

Monday, July 18th

Finally, a shorter travel day; 28 miles, underway for less than five hours.

We crossed St. George’s Bay and completed the Northern part of the Strait of Canso and the Canso Lock, at the base of Cape Breton Island.
Canso Lock

Port Hawkesbury is a somewhat industrial area, with gypsum mining a big business. The rocks are a little less red here. In places it looks like they’re pushing mountains of gypsum down to the shore.
Gypsum Mining

The Strait of Canso Yacht Club manages the small Port Hawkesbury Marina here, and made room for Bear Keeper and us (barely).
Port Hawkesbury Marina

  • Miles traveled: 1525
  • Engine Hours: 217.6

3 thoughts on “Strait of Canso”

    1. FYI, almost every post has a picture with Cygnus in it. Kinda like where’s Waldo 🙂

  1. Dinner and cocktails tonight with the crew of Bear Keeper one last time before we part ways. A very bittersweet evening. They head North for the Bras d’Or lakes while we’ll be turning South toward Maine. Our paths will cross again some day!

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