I have a friend that wants to put together a paddle to (or from, if customs is easier) Kingston Ontario from New York, about a 40 mile open water paddle across Lake Ontario. We are looking for anyone who has done this and can give pointers or warnings of what we may run into. Anyone?
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Posted by: willowleaf on Apr-26-13 10:03 AM (EST)
Canadian customs up there is pretty mellow. I crossed on the ferry 5 years ago from Clayton to Wolfe Island with my folding kayak in it's backpack and the agents passed me through in about 5 minutes. Given the choice, I would always rather deal with them than US customs -- the northerners are much more humane and rational. Of course you still have to come back through US customs but if you check with them before leaving to find out what will make your return easier it could speed things up. Are you leaving from Clayton?
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Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Apr-26-13 10:47 AM (EST)
... by Paul Conklin, who posts here occasionally as Conk, Harold Deal, who posts here very infrequently as HRD, and a relative novice Gary Marble.
Posted by: willowleaf on Apr-26-13 10:58 AM (EST)
Oops, just realized if you are planning a 40 mile crossing you must be starting from farther south and west than Clayton.