Into the Welland Canal

We made it from Oswego, NY to the Welland Canal in 12 hours!

-148 miles…
-200 gallons of fuel…
The Welland Canal connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Traversing the Niagara Peninsula from Port Weller to Port Colborne, it enables boats and ships to ascend and descend the Niagara Escarpment and bypass Niagara Falls.

Lake Erie side of the canal is 326 feet higher than the Lake Ontario side. The canal includes eight 80 ft ship locks. Seven of the locks raise or lower passing ships by between 43 and 49 ft each. It usually takes an average of about eleven hours to traverse the entire length of the Welland Canal. We made it in a record 5 hours!





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