Lake St Clair Canadian Harbors

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  1. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    769
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    Which is your favorite and why?
     
  2. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Ontario has some of the best destinations in the Great Lakes, but none of them are on LSC...

    If you’re plan a trip, keep going. Each port along Lake Huron is 20x better than the few LSC ports.
     
  3. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    769
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    Thanks. We have a Club trip planned to LSC, but we're thinking of making a couple of stops on our way back to Lake Erie. We've been to virtually all of the scenic Lake Huron ports on both US and Canadian side so though there might be some interesting ones on LSC as well.

    I'm surprised Amherstburg hasn't put docks in.
     
  4. 1956olds

    1956olds Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    michigan,saginaw bay
    1992 370 ec
    twin cummins 6bta's 300 hp
    Rl80 pathfinder radar/chartplotter,SH 2150 matrix vhf w/ais
    quicksilver 8
    pretty good current in amherstburg
     
  5. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    I was actually going to mention that if you're part of a group, the Thames river is not a bad destination - you just have to bring your own fun. There's plenty of scenic bulkhead/parkside dockage and space to spread out and relax. It's a good place to explore by dinghy. My since deceased friend Tim and his wife Gina memorialized it several times on his blog: http://timandgina.net/cove_oct05.htm and http://timandgina.net/cove2007.htm
     
  6. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    916
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    Where are you planning on staying while in LSC?
     
  7. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    769
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    GPYC and then Old Club
     
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  8. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Not a big fan of the Old Club... Have you ever tried the North Channel Yacht club?
     
  9. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    769
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    I'm not a fan either - but it's a club trip and I'm not one of the decision makers. We'll probably only stay with the group one night there. Tell me more about north channel yacht club.
     
  10. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    https://www.ncyconline.com/

    It's a member run YC. Bar, restaurant... it is in full swing on the weekends. It's an island but they do have a shuttle to the main land. It is a great location to dinghy thru the flats, go to bars and restaurants....very cool area. There is no pool but if you have a dingy you can go to all the swim holes up there. Lots of grass. Food and booze is priced way below average ....everyone is very friendly.

    You will have to call them to see how you can get in either thru YC affiliation, knowing someone that is a member or they might offer admission based on slip availability. It's definetly worth the effort for a couple nights.
     
  11. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    769
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    Thx I'll definitely look into it. Also what are your thoughts about Algonac?
     
  12. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I winter stored there a couple of years... You can walk to restaurants and West Marine. You typically park on the wall near the marina restaurant/bar with grass near by... But I never been there in the summer or been to the restaurant. The Beauregards that own colony marine own that marina, so it's well run. Everyone I have talked to who has been a transient there likes it for a night or two.

    They have had a lot of problems up there in the different channels with flooding especially on Harsens island. I am not up on the no wake zones but from what I have heard they have been expanded... Something to look into because Algonac is a long ride if in a no wake zone the whole way
     
  13. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    916
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    Can't help with either one of them Captn, but let us know if you need anything while you're here and I'll see if I can help.
     
  14. Jaws

    Jaws Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    631
    Nov 13, 2007
    Sarnia, Ontario
    460 Sundancer 2002
    Cummins 8.3 6CTA
    We spent eight years at Algonac Harbour Club and really enjoyed it. Pete Sr. and his crew treated us well. Catch 22 restaurant is across the road and some shopping is within walking distance. We didn't travel back there this season; high water levels had us concerned.
     
  15. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    If you get up near the north end of StClair this is a great little restaurant that gets very little press. It a must see.
    https://mayeamarina.com/island-grill-clubhouse/

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  16. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    916
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    Perch Ruben is my go to at Island Grill.
     
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  17. gasketguy

    gasketguy Active Member

    166
    Nov 11, 2015
    Harrison Township Michigan
    330 1996 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4
    Mayea is definitely one of my favorites on the whole lake!
     
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  18. Brent Nutting

    Brent Nutting Active Member

    276
    Mar 24, 2016
    Lk Saint Clair, Fair Haven, MI
    2002 480 Sedan Bridge
    10' Aventus RIB w/ 9.9 Merc
    Cat 3196
    Mayea is a great spot, it does get crowded on the weekends. It is very close to our home port (BBM).
    Algonac is a very nice marina and from what I have heard and seen, it is very well ran. Greg is a great guy and takes very good care of us when we launch in the spring and when we head over in the fall, getting ready to winter store.
    North Channel Yacht Club is also part of ABYA (Anchor Bay Yachting Association) and is a nice club with some really nice grounds. As Blueone said, it is in a very nice location. From there you can get to many of the bays, we typically run out to them using our dinghy.
     
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  19. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    769
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3

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