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Cape Dory Rendezvous 2003:
CanDependence Cruise
Thursday and Friday, July 3-4

Current as of: 29 April 2003


Oswego Itinerary:

July 3- Sackets Harbor to Oswego

Leaving Sackets Harbor, head west back out into the lake passing north of Galloo Island. Head SW until arriving at "3"FlG 4s at (43°53.73N, 76°28.55W). From there it is 25.1 nm to the break-water entrance at Oswego (43°28.46N, 76°30.69W). If the normal winds are in play, it should be a nice reach to Oswego.

If weather conditions are not conducive to sailing, use the day as a layover day and stay in Sackets Harbor. Crossing the lake in high winds is not comfortable, especially if there has been wind for a couple of days. The long fetch from the western part of Lake Ontario can produce large, rolling waves.

When approaching the breakwater, there may be larger waves because of reflections off the breakwater. Take care when entering the channel. When at the end of the channel, head west (right) and go to the Oswego Maritime Foundation docks.

July 4 - Lay Day in Oswego

This day may have been used before this date due to weather conditions.


Click on chart thumbnail for enlargement of the route from Sackets Harbor to Oswego.

Click on chart thumbnail for enlargement of Oswego Harbor.

Click on chart thumbnail for detail of Oswego Harbor.

Points of Interest:

Oswego Maritime Foundation

Energy Center, Lake Road, Oswego, NY 13126; (315) 342-4117

The H. Lee White Marine Museum located on the West Side Pier at the end of West First Street.


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

City of Oswego, New York; the Town of Oswego and the The Port of Oswego.


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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