Tuesday, August 10, 2010

First weekend cruise - Gagetown

Gagetown, NB is a great little community about 30 minutes drive from Fredericton. Since we are anchored at Douglas Harbour in Grand Lake it was about a 2 1/2 hour sail/motor to get to Gagetown.

The route to Gagetown includes several km of wide open lake sailing followed by a narrow river passages through Cambridge Narrows. The entrance to Cambridge Narrows is tight and extends quite a ways into Grand Lake. Check your chart and watch for the buoys and you'll be ok.  The Cambridge Narrows channel is a little too tight for sailing unless the wind is perfect but it is a nice area to motor none the less.

The town of Gagetown has a public wharf with free public moorings. This is a great place to park for the night since there are plenty of amenities within walking distance. The wharf also includes fuel, water and pump out services.

Our first sail on Salammbo was perfect. We had fairly heavy winds in Grand Lake but the boat handled it with ease. I am used to smaller day sailers but Salammbo proved easy to sail, even in heavy wind and I felt in control.  So far so good.


  1. Very cool. Only boats I've been on are the kind that carry cars too. I'd love to try this - kids would love that too.

  2. We'd love to have you on board Jody. You should make the trip up some time later this summer or fall.


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