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This is one of the reasons the canal
and lock system was needed; this is
an aerial view of the Hogs Back Falls
that is beside the lock.

Dawn and Randy McKendry's
1948 Shepherd Runabout
enters the Hartwells Lock.

ness, and the crowds of workers, shoppers
and tourists that fill the busy core of the
nation's capital. When you exit the last
lock onto the Ottawa, you are right smack
between the Parliament buildings and the
Chateau Laurier hotel. The Peace Tower
is your channel marker to port.
This urban stretch is a complete
contrast to the rest of the Rideau, which
is a chain of lakes with a smattering of
man-made canals (only 9% of the whole
route) connecting them. Along its banks
are historic and modern towns and villages, marinas, shoreside eateries and
pubs galore, and staggering reaches of
nature dotted with cottages small and
large. This is neither tony Muskoka nor
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the busy English Midlands, but rather a
rich and wonderful trove of Canadian
everything. I daresay only a very few
celebrities invite their LA friends to the
Rideau compared to the Lake Joseph
A-list, although I suggest taking it in soon
before this beauty is discovered and the
private planes and caterers arrive.
TRIPPING THE RIDEAU
Tripping the Rideau Canal is a real time
documentary shot by Goodearth Productions of Toronto. Neither Mitch Azaria -
Executive Producer, Writer & Director nor
Andrea Minty - Producer & Production
Manager is a boater. Their reputation has
been made delivering hundreds of hours

of nature and Canadian heritage productions and their fresh eyes have captured
all this incredible waterway's charm. The
tech crew aren't from a boating background either, but their skill in capturing
the beauty of the canal system from the
boat, from drones and along the banks is
evident in the compelling footage.
While there's almost no dialog, the
documentary approach to the history of
the waterway is a vital component of this
groundbreaking doc using animation to
bring the past to life along key areas of the
canal while we cruise along as guests of
Dawn and Randy McKendry aboard their
stunning vintage 1948 Shepherd. While
the Rideau hosts all manner of boats from
kayaks to cruisers, there is some major
antique and classic boat activity towards
Ottawa; Randy is the current president of
the Manotick chapter of the Antique &
Classic Boat Society, (ACBS).
One of the real world uses of the Rideau is to take the Manotick members to
Kingston then across Lake Ontario to
Clayton and Alexandria Bay, NY, the
mecca of upstate and St. Lawrence River
classic boat fiends - think Port Carling
with a castle.
As the oldest continuously operated
canal in North America, the Rideau still
shows off the incredible engineering from
the 1820s in its masonry canal walls and
human-operated locks, the majority of
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Canadian Yachting June 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2020

At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
Special Feature: Canadian Cruising - There’s No Place Like Home!
Travel Destination: The Rideau – Living the Past Today
Travel Destination: From Montreal Fun to Lake Champlain Serenity
Power Review: Axopar 37 XC
Electric Power: Re-powering with Electric
The Port Hole: June 2020
Tech: Lithium Ion and Solar Power
DIY/Maintenance: Synthetic Teak Decking
Crossing The Line: Self-Isolation
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - 5
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Special Feature: Canadian Cruising - There’s No Place Like Home!
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Travel Destination: The Rideau – Living the Past Today
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Travel Destination: From Montreal Fun to Lake Champlain Serenity
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Power Review: Axopar 37 XC
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Electric Power: Re-powering with Electric
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - The Port Hole: June 2020
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Tech: Lithium Ion and Solar Power
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Crossing The Line: Self-Isolation
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