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Secrets of the St. Lawrence

What Cartier missed out on

What Cartier missed out on (PDF; 7 KB)

A legacy

A rather odd introduction, you might say. But we couldn't think of a better way to lead into this guide, designed especially for mariners on the St Lawrence.

The guide was prepared by Environment Canada meteorologists in Québec, with the assistance of many seasoned mariners, fishermen and recreational sailors. The guide contains:

  • full details on wind and sea conditions
  • a description of the geography of the St Lawrence
  • a listing of some 150 locations in which wind and sea combine to create special, and sometimes dangerous, situations
  • the main warning signs indicating a change in weather
  • information on marine weather forecasts
  • details on how to obtain forecasts directly and quickly.

The key

The index and maps are the key to this guide.

Much more than just a title, The Secrets of the St Lawrence are what make mariners' lives a daily challenge, and give recreational sailors the thrills they seek.

For anyone who doesn't know the St Lawrence, it is one of the most inviting and awe-inspiring rivers in the world. If you wish to conquer it, you must know its secrets.

Happy sailing!

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