Friday, August 13, 2010

8/12/2010 LINDSAY ISLAND ANCHORAGE TO BELLEVILLE ANCHORAGE

We pulled up anchor after a peaceful night and made our way to the Portsmouth Olympic Harbor in Kingston, Ontario for a fuel stop. This complex was constructed for the 1976 Olympics hosted by Montreal.

PORTSMOUTH OLYMPIC HARBOR SCULPTURE

FUELING UP

In the 1800s, Kingston’s shipbuilding and national defense prospered and it was the first capital of Upper and Lower Canada. Fort Henry was a British stronghold during the War of 1812 and reigns over the entrance to the Kingston Harbor. The Canadian Royal Military Academy is also built on the shores here.


FORT HENRY

CANADIAN ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE

While fueling we were greeted by the Canadian Border patrol. Just checking!! The forces were all represented here: Border Patrol, Canadian Coast Guard and the Kingston Prison looming over the marina. This maximum security prison opened in 1835 and is one of the oldest prisons in continuous use in the world.

CANADIAN BORDER PATROL

CANADIAN COAST GUARD

KINGSTON MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON

As we traveled on we saw a great example of the wind working in two diverse ways.

SAILORS AND WIND TURBINES AT WORK

We made it almost to Belleville and anchored in a peaceful cove for the night. Dan gave fishing a shot but we had kielbasas for dinner.

OUR COVE FOR THE NIGHT

FISHING, NOT CATCHING

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