Stepping and Un-Stepping Your Mast

"The Problem"

In total, there are approximately 358 bridges, pipelines, and overhead obstructions on the New York State Canal System (NYSCS). With minimum clearance heights ranging from 15.5’ to 21’, most sailboats and some powerboats will require having their masts un-stepped for the transit.

"The Solution"

Regardless of which direction you are travelling, there are a number of marinas in the approaches to the NYSCS that are well known for stepping and un-stepping masts. Below is a list of the ones known to us with their contact information.


Mast Services

**Do-It-Yourself Gin Pole.
Hudson River
**Castleton Boat Club 92 S. Main Street Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033 (518) 732-7077 www.castletonboatclub.com 16.5 NM to Lock E-2
Riverview Marine 103 Main Street Catskill, NY 12414 (518) 943-5311 www.riverviewmarineservices.com 38.3 NM to Lock E-2
Catskill Marina 10 Greene Street Catskill, NY 12414 (518) 943-4170 www.catskillmarina.net 38.6 NM to Lock E-2
Hop O Nose Marina 162 W Main Street Catskill, NY 12414 (518) 943-4640 www.hoponosemarina.com [email protected] 38.7 NM to Lock E-2
Rondout Yacht Basin 102 First Street Connelly, NY 12417 (845) 331-7061 [email protected] 58.0 NM to Lock E-2
Lake Champlain
Chipman Point Marina 68 Chipman Pt. Road Orwell, VT 05760 (802) 948-2288 www.chipmanpoint.com [email protected] 17.0 NM to Lock C-12
Van Slooten Marina 54 Harbour Lane Rd Port Henry, NY, 12974 (518) 546-7400 www.vanslootenharbourmarina.com 34.1 NM to Lock C-12
Westport Marina 20 Washington Street Westport, NY 12993 (518) 962-4356 www.westportmarina.com 43.2 NM to Lock C-12
Point Bay Marina 1401 Thompson Pt Road Charlotte, VT 05445 (802) 425-2431 www.pointbaymarina.com [email protected] 49.5 NM to Lock C-12
Shelburne Shipyard 4584 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT 05482 (802)-985-3326 www.ShelburneShipyard.com [email protected] 61.9 NM to Lock C-12
Willsboro Bay Marina 25 Klein Way Willsboro, NY 12996 (518) 963-7276 www.wbm.us
[email protected]
66.0 NM to Lock C-12
The Moorings Marina 332 West Lakeshore Drive Colchester, VT 05446 (802) 862-1407 www.mooringsvt.com [email protected] 74.7 NM to Lock C-12
North Hero Marina 253 Pelots Point Road North Hero, VT 05474 (802) 372-5953 www.northheromarina.com [email protected] 85.4 NM to Lock C-12
Gaines Marina 141 Lake Street Rouses Point, NY 12979 (518) 297-7000 www.gainesmarina.com [email protected] 95.3 NM to Lock C-12
Barcomb Marina 90 Montgomery Street Rouses Point, NY 12979 (518) 297-3939 www.barcombsmarina.com [email protected] 95.8 NM to Lock C-12

Mast Services

 
Lake Ontario
Oswego Marina 3 Basin Street Oswego, NY 13126 (315) 342-0436 www.portoswegomarinas.com [email protected] 0.4 NM to Lock O-8
Fair Point Marina 14990 West Bay Road Fair Haven, NY 13064 (315) 436-9260 www.fairpointmarina.com 13.5 NM to Lock O-8
Lake Erie
Wardell Boat Yard 1 Sweeney Street N. Tonawanda, NY 12887 (716) 692-9428 www.wardellboatyard.com
[email protected]
0.0 NM to Erie Canal
Rich Marine Sales 5 Austin Street Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 695-3472 www.richmarinesales.com [email protected] 7.4 NM to Erie Canal
RCR Yachts 284 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 856-6314 www.rcryachts.com [email protected] 12.1 NM to Erie Canal
Sugarloaf Marina 3 Marina Drive Port Colborne, ON L3K 6C6 (905) 835-6644 www.portcolborne.ca/page/marina 30.5 NM to Erie Canal

This list of marinas providing mast services for transiting the NYSCS can be downloaded for your personal and private use below. This file is Zipped Adobe (.pdf) file format:

Download NYSCS Mast Services List

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