The New York coast from Lake Ontario to the Thousand Island Bridge was today's tour. It is interesting being so close that we can leave the house at noon, get the Wolfe Island Ferry at 12:30, get the Horne Ferry at 1:30 and be in the States at 1:40 after driving about 15 km and taking two boats.
Our little ferry plays chicken with a Norwegian freighter
As I said, we took the Horne Ferry from Wolfe Island to Cape Vincent, NY [shown here in two short pieces of cinema doing a power turn into the Wolfe Island dock [5.3 MB] and then booting it into port on the NY side [1.2 MB]. Then, after clearing US customs, we had an ice cream on the Cape Vincent village green after visiting the entirely nice and helpful Chamber of Commerce Information office and the Museum, both staffed by retired volunteers. We got all the dirt on Napoleon and then headed to the Tibbetts Point Lighthouse, below, run by entirely nice and helpful retired volunteers.
The Tibbetts Point Lighthouse
At the lighthouse, I took this shot of a lighthouse over seven miles off shore, the East Charity Shoals Light. The image below was taken with my digital camera help up to the eye piece of one of those "25 cents for five minutes" telescopes. The results were amazingly sharp. Here is a US Coast Guard photo for comparison. You can see that I was able to pick out the chain fencing at a pretty good distance. The tripod light at Pigeon Island on the Canadian side of the boundary was also visible.
The East Charity Shoals Light
So we booted back through Cape Vincent, picking up a six of Genny Cream en route and checked out Clayton which we just checked out for a further visit. It is home of the Antique Boat Museum where one might find some entirely nice and helpful retired volunteers. Ten minutes to the big bridges, 30 on the 401 and home by six.