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Cape Dory Rendezvous 2003:
CanDependence Cruise
Sunday, June 29

Current as of: 28 April 2003


Camelot/Endymion Island Itinerary:

St. Lawrence River Island Park System

Leaving Confederation Basin at the urging of the morning Kingston thermals, the basic route leads east through well-marked shoals and beautiful island parks on the Canadian Middle Channel of the St. Lawrence River. You can sail the beginning of the route to Grindstone Island and then it may be preferable to motor the remaining 3 miles through the islands and shoals. The route is well marked with navigation aids but try not to let the overwhelming beauty of the area distract you from underwater stumbling blocks.

Camelot (44°18.00N, 76°06.65W) and Endymion Islands (44°18.08N, 76°05.96W) are both maintained parks in the St. Lawrence Islands National Park System. They are located north of Grindstone Island and provide dockage and/or mooring for a fee. If you bring your dinghy to the island and touch the shoreline you will be assessed a park fee. Swimming to the island will incur no fee but be careful of the sharp zebra mussels adhering to rocks in the shallow areas. These islands are idyllic playgrounds and are maintained and patrolled by Canadian Park Police.

Whether we stay at Camelot or Endymion will depend upon how many boats are anchored in the designated anchorages when we arrive as well as how many boats are in our group. We can split the party and stay at both islands, which are 0.5 nm apart. If there are too many boaters in the area, we will still have time to make way to Clayton.

The waters in the region are crystal clear and it is easy to see how your anchor sets by looking through the water. Be mindful of how other boaters anchor their boats to avoid problems if the wind pipes up. Some boaters employ both bow and stern anchors. These are well-sheltered islands and the holding ground is good. Stay out of the channel since boat traffic may be encountered at night.

Camelot Island
-- photo courtesy of The Cruising ca./ and Canadianet Cruising -- Robin Morrish, Canadianet Communications


Click on chart thumbnail for enlargement of The Lake Fleet Islands area.

Endymion Island -- photo courtesy of The Cruising ca./ and Canadianet Cruising -- Robin Morrish, Canadianet Communications

Click on chart thumbnail for enlargement of Camelot and Endymion islands area.

Points of Interest:

Camelot and Endymion are islands of The Lake Fleet Islands which are found southeast of the Admiralty Group off the north shore of Grindstone Island, many of The Lake Fleet Islands are within a stones throw of the International boundry.


Web Site Info:

Border Crossing Tips for Recreational Boaters, RV Owners & Motorists, courtesy of New York Sea Grant Cornell University.

Thousand Islands Online Cruising Guide and The Lake Fleet Islands -- courtesy of The Cruising ca./ and Canadianet Cruising

The Saint Lawrence River, courtesy of Great Canadian

St Lawrence Islands National Park, courtesty of Frontenac Axis - St. Lawrence Information Network on the Environment; and the Parks of the St. Lawrence

Pat's Boating in Canada -- St. Lawrence Island News and Comments

The Fleet Islands, Canadian Hydrographic Charts: 2017, 1439, 1436, 1437, 1438 USA 1439


Cape Dory owners are invited to join the flotilla anywhere along the route. Sail with us the whole way or just for a couple of days -- whatever suits your schedule.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Fleet Captain Ed Haley, 315-336-0775, e-mail at

Print a copy of the itinerary (PDF 599KB) and the Registration Form (PDF 14KB or Word 138KB).

Please check this page often as we will include more information as it becomes available.

  Please see the "Events" page for the current Great Lakes Fleet Rendezvous agenda.
  For information on becoming part of the Great Lakes Fleet see the "Fleet Information." 

This page was last revised: 9 September 2003

Modified by: Catherine Monaghan

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