National Geographic : 1964 Jun
Skipper Harold Nash ices up his ketch Andante. Traffic jam in lEAVING BEHIND the harsh Atlantic with its sudden storms and pea-soup mists, Cruising Club yachts pass through this 300-foot single lock into Cape Breton Island's beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes. Here spread tideless inland seas acclaimed by countless yachtsmen as the ideal cruising grounds. Now the cold, clammy fog surrenders to sunny skies and water 10 degrees warmer than the sea. Stretching for some 60 miles, the lake system's many long arms provide Schooner Lord Jim negotiates narrow St. Peters lock, which counters the tidal discrepancy between ocean and land locked lakes. Tree trunks lining the stone walls protect hulls from damage.