I'm planning a cruise for summer 2011 to sail out the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Canadian Maritime Provinces. What can you tell me about this trip? Is it reasonable to anchor as I sail through the Seaway? I suspect that I'll need to stay in marinas frequently, but I'd prefer to anchor as often as possible.
I'm not sure if I'll satisfy what you're really asking however I'll share what I experienced back in 07. I took a Hunter 410 from the Georgian Bay through the Trent Sevren waterway across Lake Ontario to Oswego New York. I joined the Erie Canal there for 35 of their locks to the Hudson River. I did find various places along the canals and water ways where you can drop a hook. Do you have a need to go out the entire Seaway? Have you considered the canal system, dropping down the Hudson and going back North from New York City to the Maritimes? I did make use of local guide books along the way that proved very helpful. Unfortunately I traveled in October and many local places didn't have charts available due to it being the end of the season. Good luck.
I realize that this is a very late reply to this topic, but you'll find extensive logs and photos covering this trip at http://www.geoffschultz.org/Log_Page...hp?region=2008
Posting your link will be very helpful to others. I found your website and Down East Circle info last fall and have found it most helpful.
I departed Erie, PA at the end of May, 2011 and have used your info often, including staying at some of the same anchorages. Currently, I am waiting for the tide at Shelburne, NS to clear Cape Sable and make my way into Yarmouth. Then I'll be daysailing to Westport, NS and Grand Manan, NB and then on to Maine.
Anyone interested in joining me as crew (I'm singlehanding right now) can contact me via my website. I have also been keeping a log on my website: http://captmurph.com/blog.