This was a wonderful trip in July and August aboard the "Nantucket Clipper" this year. I had always wanted to go through the Welland Canal and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The canals were very intersting and the ports along the lakes were were surprisingly so. In Quebec we stayed 3 extra days and had a surprise treat the "Festival of New France" for most of the time we were there. This celebrates the anniversary of the founding of New France in 1620 and many people were in costumes of the period. There were acts and demonstrations and music of the period etc. etc.