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Cornwall Sightseeing Cruise on the St. Lawrence River

By Bob Peters
June 14, 2012

Cruise from Downtown Cornwall along the St. Lawrence RiverCORNWALL, ON – Celebrate Cornwall's river heritage on a sightseeing cruise on the St. Lawrence River.

From June 11 to 17, 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises will be sailing out of Marina 200 in Downtown Cornwall, offering 90 minute cruises, twice daily, as well as special two-hour lunch and dinner cruises. Prices start at just $20 for adults and $12 for kids.

“We see this year’s Seaway Cruises as a stepping stone towards establishing transient Cruise Line along the St. Lawrence,” says Captain Andrew Neeteson. “We hope local residents, businesses and visitors will seize the opportunity to have some fun and experience a little of their community’s river heritage."

Cruises take place about the Sea Fox II, a modern 46 ft catamaran that can accommodate 120 passengers on two decks.

The Cornwall cruise winds its way east along Cornwall’s waterfront and the local group of islands, sometimes passing in the shadows of ships plying the Seaway Channel. The view of the Cornwall and South Glengarry shoreline is beautiful, as is the view of Akwesasne and the Adirondack mountains to the South. Local wildlife who make their home along the river, such as herons and cormorants add to the experience, as does the many local residents who boat and fish on the river.

Captain Neeteson is also offering a Father's Day Brunch and Dinner Cruise, a unique gift idea. The cruises will be provided by local caterer Luc Joanette, aka “The Roasting Man”.

“Private charters are also available as well as discounted prices for groups on all public cruises,” says Captain Neeteson, adding “that the cruises offer a unique opportunity to host corporate and staff functions, family and fundraising events afloat."

Reservations are recommended for sightseeing cruises and are required for all dining cruises and can be booked on-line at www.1000islandscruises.com or by calling 613-345-7333. Advance tickets are also available at the Cornwall & the Counties Tourism Office in Cornwall.

This is the second year that Captain Neeteson has sailed from Cornwall. Cruises will be offered again in September 2012, from the 10th to the 18th.

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