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Cape Dory Rendezvous 2003:
CanDependence Cruise
Saturday, June 28

Current as of: 28 April 2003


Kingston Itinerary:

Confederation Basin

When you arrive in the afternoon and are comfortably in place in one of the 400 slips for which you had a reservation, report to customs using the free telephone at the marina lighthouse (reserve a slip as soon as possible for June 28 and for July 1 if you don't want to anchor nearby). You'll be able to do all the shopping you need within about 3 blocks from Confederation Basin. The short hike will allow you to purchase any item of human orsure to obtain advance reservations at as soon as possible. This is a popular boating weekend in Canada. Reserve a slip for June 28 and for July 1 at Kingston Confederation Basin by using their web site or phone (613) 542-2134.


Click on chart thumbnail for enlargement of Kingston area.

Click on chart thumbnail for enlargement on Confederation Basin.

Points of Interest:

A sailing visit to Kingston, Ontario is a sailor's delight.

You can travel the globe to many interesting places and remote islands but Kingston will never be far from your idea as one of the finest. It is simply a sailor's town. It has an exciting heartbeat that lasts all day and night well into the early morning hours. Use some of the remaining time after arrival to stock your boat with supplies and last minute items that will last you for the duration of the CanDependence Cruise. And save time to reward yourself with an evening of dining all within two blocks of your boat.

Kingston Brewing Company on Clarence St. is a nice sailor's pub. Frankie Pesto's is a great Italian eatery around the corner. Woodenheads Pizza is simply the best pizza spot in the world. And when you're finished with dinner, there's nothing like the homemade ice cream with waffle cone from the White Mountain Ice Cream store. All of this is a block from your boat at Confederation Basin. If you need sailing hardware or gear, the Upper Deck store is right there next to the marina.


Web Site Info:

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

The Harbors and Ports of Lake Ontario, by Edward M. Hodder, courtesy of Maritime History of the Great Lakes

Kingston, Ontario Canada, courtesy of "Kingston Economic Development Corporation"; and the The City of Kingston


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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