We were originally planning to leave here yesterday but we decided to stay as it was suppose to be the worst of the next 2 days ie gusty winds and rain but of course it was actually pretty nice. All the other loop boats left so Jim decided to disconnect the black water tanks (2) and cap them off so they can''t be discharged overboard now. Not that we have ever done that, but in order to enter Canada this needs to be done or face a $500 fine per head. Jim got one of them done but the hardware store was sold out of the proper fittings that he needed, must of been the rush the store got when 5 other looper boats discovered this issue and capped theirs. We had thought this only had to be done on Lake Champlain but we were wrong so the rush was on for everyone at the hardware store. It will be a week or more before we enter Canada so he still has time to do the other one.
The boats up ahead of us will keep us informed of the situation ahead and any new developments.
As I was writing this a boat came out of the lock and they said the current and the amount of debris in the locks today was unbelievable. And to stay put till it settles down some. Exactly what we plan to do.