Lake Huron's North Channel has been declared by many sailing enthusiasts as one of the world's most scenic cruising destinations. Located due north of Drummond Island, Thessalon's marina is the perfect stop for boaters traversing the Channel from east to west, as well as those entering the area from the United States via De Tour Passage, False De Tour Passage or the Mississauga Strait.
The Thessalon marina offers a harbor that is safe, comfortable and easily accessible. The water is deep enough so wave shoaling and refraction effects from bottom friction are insignificant. The harbour is protected by a system of two overlapping breakwaters to the south of the marina. They have been constructed to join a series of six offshore rock islands.
The marina can be approached through either one of two entrances, a 230-metre-wide southwest entrance and a 110-metre-wide southeast gap passing to the west of Lily Islet.
Primarily a resting spot for transient boaters, Thessalon's marina can accommodate 40 boats with a minimum water depth of six feet at each slip. The docks are fully serviced with hydro and municipal water. Both gas and diesel are available at competitive prices. Aqua Genic automatic pump-out service is also available.
Comforts include a park-like setting with a walkway to Frost Island, where one can enjoy a picnic while looking out on the lake. Our bright, modern, high-ceilinged captain's service house includes laundry facilities, a full-service kitchen, a lounge with a library and TV, a pay-phone, clean showers and bathrooms.
Bicycles are available for those who want to run errands or grab a bite to eat. The town's shopping district with a hardware store, full grocery store, liquor store, charming gift shop and cafe is only two blocks away. Computers with Internet access and wireless access for laptops are available at the library, which is in the town hall just around the corner.
Not only does this marina have great facilities, but it also has great rates. Boaters can dock daily at serviced or non-serviced docks. Discounted weekly, monthly and seasonal rates are available.
83 degrees 33 minutes 30.02267 seconds
46 degrees 15 minutes 9.71421 seconds
UTM Zone 17 NAD 27 ADJ
For more information about the Thessalon Marina and other boating destinations along the North Channel, visit the North Channel Marine Tourism Council.