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1st annual Boatnerd Gathering East
Welland Canal Saturday, October 28

This event is very informal and participation is optional, we hope to see you there.
There is no charge for any Boatnerd event

Friday, October 27
Impromptu Swap Meet
Tables will be available at the Canadian Corps Legion Hall, please bring any items you would like to show, sell or swap. Open to all at no charge.
6:00 p.m.
At the Canadian Corps Legion Hall on Clairmont street at the corner of Ormond beside the 7 - 11, 1 block west from the Inn at Lock 7 in Thorold.
Open Slide Show, bring your best tray to show or just sit back and enjoy the program.
At the Canadian Corps Legion Hall in Thorold.
7:00 p.m. - ? (depends on number showing slides).
Saturday, October 28
Tour of Port Weller Dry Docks.
(Group picture will be taken at Port Weller Dry Docks)
You must have filled out the registration form
to take the tour.
Sorry, tour is full
Boatwatching and museum tour
at the Lock 3 Visitors Center

Visitors center and viewing platform are free to enter. *There is a small charge to tour the museum. The museum is offering a 2 for 1 admission price for those attending the Boatnerd Gathering with coupon at right.
All day
Slide show. Presenters with a wide range of slides.
At the Canadian Corps Legion Hall in Thorold.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Things to Consider
Be sure to bring warm clothes, will fall in full swing it may turn chilly.
The Welland Canal is a favorite spot among the boatwatchers. A viewing platform is located at the Lock 3 Visitors Center. There is easy access by car from Lock 1 to Lock 7 on Government Road, convenient for chasing ships up and down the canal. It takes only a few minutes to drive from Lock 1 to 7.
Other Ideas
  • A short drive north will take you to Port Dalhousie, the end of the second canal.
  • For those wishing to explore the southern part of the Welland Canal, a trip through Welland and onto Port Colborne to see Lock 8 can be made by driving a half hour south.
  • Niagara Falls is only a few minutes drive from the Inn at Lock 7.
  • The region is also host to many wineries.

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Look for Veronica Petron of Force 5 Trading with samples of Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping merchandise.

Important Scanner

156.700 Seaway Welland
156.550 Seaway Long Point and Newcastle
156.650 Seaway Sodus

Welland Canal passage tape 905-688-6462


Boatnerd Gathering Coupon

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2 for 1 Admission to
the St. Catharines Museum
Adults $4.00
Seniors $3.50

Museum Hours 11:00am - 5:00pm

1932 Government Road. at Lock 3

Greater of two admission
amounts will be charged.

Not valid with any other offer
Expires October 30, 2000

Please e-mail:
with any questions.  I will be checking

my e-mail all weekend.

Look for the Boatnerd Banner along the Canal