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    Grenadier Island it is....-gctid382539

    So after numerous days of searching the net and studying my charts and talking to locals (guys i work with, they all have boats), I have decided we are going to venture up to Grenadier Island. I am going to attempt to get in to Grenadier Central Docks area, if not then we will venture round to Grenadier West. Charts say 2ft at grenadier central so i dunno but i will see. Will take and post pics after our trip. Never been past Gananoque by boat, should be a good trip. If anyone has experience with this island what are average depths at the docks around there? I draft 2'11" drive down. Should be ok or...?

    Grenadier Island is OK at best IMHO. No problem getting into central as there is plenty of water and even 45 footers get in. Lots of people and rather packed especially mid July to mid August. More like an area where boaters go because they don't know better. However if you like lots of people around you on full docks this may be the right ticket for you. Personally I like more secluded and quite places, anchoring is my preference by far unless a major storm is forecast or extreme heat where I then weak shelter/shore power. There are literally hundreds of nice places as you venture down. Just enjoy the trip down and do take your time as there is sooo much to see. I have been in the area for at least 15 years and find new places every trip. Acroos from Gan is Leek island which is a must if you want to anchor in a sandy cove for the day.

    Here is a little more info that may interest you.
    Cheers, Hans
    2007 Carver 41 CMY
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      The 2012 Ports Book for Lake Ontario and the 1000 Islands is in Marine Stores TODAY.

      The front cover has a picture of the thousand Islands.

      Do not buy the 2008 book by mistake, it is the one with a Searay on the cover.

      They are a valuable tool especially in the islands.

      Printed every 4 years.
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      1997 3988 with new 330 Cummins
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        Stayed there overnight once about 20 years ago - it is mosquito heaven! We used to anchor off the beach there for the day. Be careful with the beer, the rangers there are sticklers about not drinking unless you are on your boat. They almost wrote me up for that.