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Above: Just south of the city of
Plattsburgh, Valcour Island on Lake
Champlain is a popular stopover in
summer with protected coves and
great scenery.
Left: Looking west from the Port
de plaisance Réal-Bouvier at JacquesCartier Bridge and Montreal.

distance of the Old Montreal district.
Restaurants, boutiques, entertainment, it's
all there. Worth a visit - close to the marinas - is the Musée de Pointe-à-Callière,
featuring archaeology and history exhibits.
By the way, the above-mentioned marinas
are top notch.
If you opted for the south shore and
the Port de plaisance Réal-Bouvier, you're
not missing on the action. For one thing,
apart from being very well protected, it
offers access to many restaurants and
night life in Vieux-Longueuil. There is also
an excellent restaurant at the marina,
Quai 99, where you'll enjoy the view on
the St. Lawrence and your boat at its dock.
From the marina, you can walk to Old
Longueuil using the foot bridge over Highway 132. Plus, if you need to do some pro16

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visioning, a Metro supermarket is close.
Getting to Montreal is easy since a water
taxi runs to Old Montreal, on the other
side of the river right from where you are.
Just a few words on this Longueuil marina:
It is named after famed sailor Réal Bouvier, a Longueuil native, who was the first
to make the North-West passage on a private sailboat with his crew back in 1976.
TO THE RICHELIEU RIVER
Leaving Montreal or Longueuil to pursue
your travels east, Sorel and the entrance to
the Richelieu River aren't that far with
some 40 nautical miles to go. Navigation is
pretty straightforward, just follow the
markers. That said, you can as easily hug
those markers on the outside of the channel as there is plenty of water and you'll be

out of the way of commercial shipping. The
St. Lawrence pilots will appreciate your
concern but, as always, keep your eyes
open and your ears to VHF channel 16.
From the Montreal area, depending on
your average speed or inclination to
explore, there are marinas where you
can stop on the way to Sorel and they are
all on the south shore of the river. Once in
Sorel, you can stop in one of its two well
protected marinas before going up the
Richelieu River. They are close to each
other. Marina de Saurel and Parc nautique
Regard-sur-le-Fleuve are both located
past the entrance of the Richelieu River, a
little further east. Restaurants and hotels
are close by.
From the Richelieu River's entrance,
you are some 50 nautical miles from SaintJean-sur-Richelieu. From there, it is a little
further upriver getting to Rouses Point,
New York, right by the Canada-United
States border, which adds some 20 nautical miles before entering Lake Champlain.
For the Richelieu River part of the trip
from Sorel to Saint-Jean, sailboats have
to get their mast down for the Chambly
Canal locks. The Parc nautique Regardsur-le-Fleuve in Sorel has a manual operated crane for boats up to 36 feet. We
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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 - 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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