Sunday, 26 September 2004
Day 25 Sunday September 26 Brewerton

Oneida Lake

Movie night, last night, was not to be as the generator kept stalling. Today I think I have it fixed.  The fuel filters were dirty. Tonight we have shore power so the generator won't be an issue.

We crossed Oneida Lake today and arrived in Brewerton around 12:30PM. Oneida Lake was calm and today is another perfect day. This is the best weather they have had in New York all summer. 

Winter Harbor Marina

This marina, Winter Harbor, is fantastic. Everything is new and spotless. The heated storage buildings are enormous. They use gas for heat, have their own backup generator, and the buildings have sprinklers. Tom, the owner, lives in the house on the premises (see photo). It is a family operation that has grown over the past 5 years. Tom lives here but used to have to take his boat to Michigan to find heated storage. To solve the problem he built his own facility. His plan was to concentrate on storage only but a mechanic came along and said he could earn his keep so now they provide full services. There is a nearly new 60 ft boat in the shed that hit a shoal near Montreal so badly it moved both engines 18" off their mounts. There is no facility in Canada that can handle such a big boat so it was towed here by tug and barge.  They cut a hole in the side to get the engines out as the owner needs new engines. They hope to have it all back together before the canal closes so the owner can take it south.  We will be here for a couple of days before flying home on Tuesday.  Lat 43.24 Long 76.16

Posted on 09/26/2004 5:59 PM by Bob Duthie
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