Friday, September 19, 2008
I think our trip heading home on our last day was probably the most interesting because we saw & experienced things and places we hadn't heard of before!!
When arriving in Watertown, N.Y. we noticed on the map that if we continued due west we could catch a ferry at Cape Vincent, N.Y. over to Wolfe Island, Ont. then a free Provincial ferry to Kingston, Ont. We stayed overnight in Cape Vincent and caught the very first ferry the next morning - (photos attached of the U.S. Customs post & the ferry to Wolfe Island) - Two Canadian Custom Officers were the only other cars on board the ferry to the island - they explained to me that it was a shorter distance to work by traveling though the States!! -Go figure- The small white shack that can be seen from the ferry is Canada Customs & we had absolutely no problem clearing customs as it was the same two from the ferry that opened the customs post that morning!!
Wolfe Island is a hive of activity these days as the Provincial Government is having 200 or so wind turbines erected on the island and the amount of supplies & trades people required is unbelievable - The ferry between the island & Kingston can handle the equivalent of 125 cars or so & we were the 3rd to last car to make that particular crossing!! Barges being pushed by tugboats are crossing back & forth all day, every day, with equipment and materials required for the turbines.
Attached is a pic. of downtown Kingston along with photos of historic Fort Henry & the Royal Military College (RMC) - If you ever find yourselves in Kingston with a few hours to spare you may want to take this free ferry out to Wolfe Island, you're in for a pleasant surprise!!
Thanks Win S.