St. Lawrence River: Toronto to Quebec City on a Sailboat



Alexei Pachkevitch

St. Lawrence River: Toronto to Quebec City on a Sailboat

With Lake Ontario thoroughly explored Alexei and his wife Elena sailed from Toronto to Quebec City and back, documenting their travels with remarkable photographs. This is a colorful description of the journey through Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec on a sailboat. They have passed close to a thousand nautical miles on lakes, rivers, and canals; have struggled with strong currents and tides reaching four meters; sailed side by side with ocean container vessels, and warships; descended to the ocean gateway though the locks. For thirty days they have experienced many adventures, saw the beauty of nature and the might of industry along the banks, and met with large cities and small towns, their history and inhabitants.


Alexei Pashkevich is by education and experiences an aquatic ecologist. For many years he has worked as a research scientist on the lakes and rivers of the USSR. In recent years, Alexei and his wife Elena have completed numerous trips to the 1000 Islands Park and many ports on Lake Ontario. In 2011 they sailed from Toronto to Quebec City and back. In the summer of 2013 they cruised from Toronto to Thunder Bay and returned through the North Channel and the Severn-Trenton Canal. Alexei successfully operates Great Lakes Sailing School: Alexei graduated the New-York Institute of Photography. He has used his photography to capture special moments during his travels, the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and the free spirit of traveling by sail. 

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