Getting There: Quebec City

Get to this fantastic city featured in our May 2012 issue by water.

Quebec City

From Quebec, it’s 140 miles upriver to Montreal. From there, boats that can pass through 17-foot-high bridges travel 500 miles south to New York, first up 19 extraordinary hand-operated locks of the Chambly Canal that bypass 10 miles of rapids on the Richelieu River, then through Lake Champlain and down the Hudson River. The equally fascinating Erie and Oswego Canal route provides 20-foot vertical clearance but adds 100 miles through the St. Lawrence Seaway, Ten-thousand Islands and Lake Ontario. The route from Quebec around Nova Scotia to Portland, Maine, is nearly 1300 nautical miles, but provides spectacular cruising in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Read more about Quebec City in the May issue of Yachting!
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