Monday, 26 September 2016
Time for a Change

We have owned the Katy Leigh, our 36 ft Grand Banks Classic Trawler, for 17 years. We bought the boat in 1999 in Erie, PA and brought it to Kenlake Marina in May & June of that year. That was quite an adventure since we were so early in the boating season in the North. One of these days I will write up the story. Mavis and I decided it was time for a change. This meant putting the Katy Leigh up for sale. Click here to see the Yachtworld listing. Rather than buying another boat, we decided to buy a condo on the St. Lawrence River in Brockville, ON. Mavis grew up near this town and I got my first job there, bought our first 3 boats, and helped develop a computer controlled telephone system over a 13 year period.  When I was moved to Nashville by Northern Telecom in 1977 we gave up boating for 22 years because the Cumberland River was not very attractive when compared to the St Lawrence and the summer wealther was so hot with weeks in the 90's.  

Tall Ships Landing

The ideas behind the condo are to use it as our summer home and to buy it as a property investment. The condo building is unique. Each unit has magnificent views of the river. Our unit faces east and we can see the most easterly islands in the 1000 Islands and the historic town of Brockville with it's limestone buildings dating back to the early 1800's. The building has a nautical-themed restaurant, dockside living boutique, café and creamery, two hotel floors, marina, indoor pool, tall ship sailing school, parking garage, and an Aquatorium. The 25,000 sq. ft. Aquatorium is interactive discovery centre for kids and adults. It was jammed with families when we made a short visit on our Magdalen Islands RV trip. Click here to see the Tall Ships Landing website.

Posted on 09/26/2016 2:59 PM by Bob Duthie
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