Skipper Bob and his wife Elaine cruised more than 44,000 miles on the East Coast of the United States. Their travels have taken them up and down the Intracoastal Waterway numerous times. They completed the Great Loop Route and sailed to both the Bahamas and the Dry Tortugas. They took their trawler through the Erie, Rideau, Richelieu, and Trent Severn Canals. Living aboard for more than 9 years on both a sail boat and a trawler, they have experienced just about everything the waters of the East Coast have to offer.
Skipper Bob has published a series of guides that will make your travels on these waterways much easier, safer and less expensive.
Cruising the New York Canal System
Depth and height restrictions. Lock locations and character-istics. Where to stop. What to expect. Places to stay at no charge with water and electric. History of all four canals, including historical sites and places to shop today. Free pump outs! Includes the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca, and Champlain Canals. All the information to enjoy cruising the New York Canal System.
Cruising the Rideau and Richelieu Canals
Concise information about how to plan a summer cruise of the exciting Rideau and Richelieu Canals in Canada. What charts and guides to get, costs to expect, where to stop and when to go. A complete guide of this exciting trip that can include stops in Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec. This guide includes cruising the St. Lawrence Seaway and Lake Champlain.
Cruising the Trent-Severn Canal, Georgian Bay and North Channel
Cruising characteristics of the Trent-Severn Canal in Canada. Fees, services available, where to stay, historical information, sites to see, and much more. In addition, anchorages and highlights of the Georgian Bay and its 30,000 islands and the North Channel. Finally the northern part of Lake Huron to the Straits of Mackinac. Marina location with information on fuel and pump out.
The West Advisor
The West Advisor articles have answered boaters' questions and provided solutions to boating problems for more than 20 years. West Marine has compiled one of the Web's most comprehensive collections of technical boating information articles.