Voyage of PAX
This is a Blog about helping Doug Thomas take his 46' Uniflite, "PAX", Through the Welland, Oswego, and Erie Canals to Kingston, New York, on the Hudson River.

Pax Sept 18 – Rochester to Oswego

We only have around 50 miles to go today, so the Captain let us sleep in and relax a little this morning.  We departed RYC around 0945 and were on the lake a few minutes later.

Winds were light and out of the SW, so PAX powered ahead at a steady 10 kts in smooth, comfortable water.  Since it’s pretty much a straight run, Doug let Dick and Brian man the help while he played with his radar, figuring out how to use it.  Since the radar is located right in front of the helm station, I guess that will end any chance that  Dick and I will be having more kids.

We got into Oswego around 3PM.  It is called “International Marina”, which is the site of the “Oswego Yacht Club”.  The club had a happy hour with the first drink free.  They had a fine selection, including Guiness and Southern Tier IPA on draft.  That’s the kind of club to join!

Our bar tender, Allison, was a volunteer from the club.  Allison is a sailor, had grown up in Sandusky, and moved to Washington, DC as a child.  Her husband sold computers to the government and they bought a boat and sailed the Caribbean for 3 years.  They returned to Oswego (family connections) and now she teaches at the SUNY Oswego branch.

Allison suggested we go to the “Office” for Friday night fish fry.  It was within walking distance, but she dropped us off on the way home.  Dick and Linda found the Haddock very good,  while I enjoyed excellent macaroni and cheese!

Farewell to Rochester Yacht Club
Nice park and beach just west of the breakwall at Rochester.
Nice flat water on Lake Ontario
Pax Sept 18 – Rochester to Oswego

Dick: Master and Commander!
Lighthouse at the entrance to the Oswego River
Construction crews raising the height of outer breakwall
Doug alters course for a tugboat
PAX at Oswego
Allison, MJ, Linda, and Dick, at the Oswego Yacht Club
Dick and Linda enjoy haddock at the Office
The Office, a short walk from the docks
Fort Oswego. Fort Ontario is restored and open for visitors