Tidal Currents on the Saguenay River

Posted on: July 13, 2017

After hauling anchor this morning the crew of the Bowdoin set off to the Saguenay River and through her fiords. They were welcomed by a large, curious, pod of Beluga whales that added to the beauty of the surrounding scenery. The cold waters of the fiord are as deep as the rocky cliffs around them are tall.

The crew also learned about tidal currents and predictions as we planned our passage up the river. Our timing at the river mouth was important as the current there can sometimes reach 7 knots. We had our timing right as we passed through the strongest current and are making our way up the river to an anchorage to ready the ship for tomorrows port arrival.

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