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Cape Dory Rendezvous 2003:
CanDependence Cruise
Monday, June 30

Current as of: 28 April 2003


Clayton Itinerary:

Camelot/Endymion Island to Clayton

Leaving Camelot and Endymion under power, head northeast and then north to take buoy H25G (44°18.82N, 76°05.26W) to starboard about 0.8 nm NNE of Endymion Island. Continue east and then south past Canoe Point and Picnic Point keeping in the channel. Pass Picton and Bluff Islands to port and head SSW to Clayton. Follow your charts in this area closely to avoid islands and shoals.

It is hoped that we can arrive at the Municipal Dock in Clayton (44°14.23N, 76°05.44W) in time for lunch. There is no charge for docking for a period of three hours. Just after lunch is a nice time to visit the Antique Boat Museum (~$8.00) that is adjacent to the dock. It is a well-known and enjoyable museum full of regional boating artifacts of the past in this very popular and opulent area. The region was the playground and vacation area of industrial VIP's during the days before income taxes were collected.

You can spend the night at the dock for a reasonable fee or anchor in French Bay just off the docking area. This is a popular boating and fishing area and there will be plenty of boats traveling to and fro on the bay. In addition, the Main Shipping Channel for the St. Lawrence River is at the mouth of the bay (1/4 mile away) where large tankers and commercial ships can be seen and felt as they travel up or down river. At night, these supertankers are well-lit on their decks and resemble floating islands moving up or down the river.

Clayton, New York -- photo courtesy of -- Clayton Area Chamber of Commerce

Click on chart thumbnail for enlargement of the Clayton area.

Points of Interest:

You won't be bored in Clayton -- things to do, places to go and where to eat (courtesy of


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

Clayton, NY courtesy of; and, courtesy of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce


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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