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Cape Dory Rendezvous 2003:
CanDependence Cruise
Saturday and Sunday, July 5-6

Current as of: 29 April 2003


Thornton Cove Itinerary:

Oswego to Thornton Cove

Sodus Bay is 23.3 nm WSW of Oswego. The entrance to the breakwater is ¼ mile off the shoreline and is located at 43°16.65N, 76°58.38W. Once through the breakwater, it is important to follow the channel buoys and keep "6"Q Wh R 1s 16ft 7M well off your starboard to avoid the shallow mud and marshes. After passing the point of land starboard 1/4 nm after "6"Q Wh R, come to course 193T (205M) to head for Thornton Cove, 1.0 nm away.

Barbecue at SBYC

Sunday, July 6, has been reserved for a group barbeque/luncheon at Sodus Bay Yacht Club. Some special awards and presentations will be given to participants who have traveled with us at some or all of the CanDependence Cruise. The meal will be provided by the Sodus Bay Yacht Club (43°16.06N, 76°58.75W) and the CDSOA and will be served at 1:00 pm.

After the luncheon, participants will continue on their journey or remain in Sodus Bay for the evening. Once you visit the area you may want to give it another day. This is a nice sailing area with a pretty shoreline.

Driving to the rendezvous? Here are the driving directions to the Sodus Bay Yacht Club.

Click on chart thumbnail for enlargement of the Sodus Bay area.

Click on chart thumbnail for enlargement of Thorton Cove

Click on chart thumbnail for detail of Thorton Cove and SBYC area.

Points of Interest:

Sodus Bay Lighthouse & Museum,courtesy of the Sodus Bay Historical Society
Open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday through Sunday

The Great Sodus Bay Screen located at Oscar Fuerst Field/Ballpark in downtown Sodus Point on the north side of Greig Street offers free outdoor Saturday evening movies.

Sodus Point Beach Park
located at the end of Wickham Road in Sodus Point. Supervised swimming hours are 11 am - 7 pm, July through Labor Day. For more information on the park and its facilities, call Wayne County Parks Department at 315-946-5836.


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

Sodus Bay Yacht Club

Great Sodus Bay, courtesy of the Great Sodus Bay Association


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 Carolinas 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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