This year, the lift-in of boats into Cobourg’s Harbour was a little different because of the pandemic. It was also in a different location – actually two locations, both of them on the boulevard instead of on Division Street. Because many owners did not feel it worthwhile to launch their boats this year, there is only one lift-in day instead of the usual two. Many of the boats in the storage area will stay there and in fact many of the boats being lifted in were not stored there. Many Marinas on Lake Ontario are closed so one cannot sail to nearby Ports and stay overnight. That will also mean our Marina will have fewer visitors. But watching the lift-in is fascinating – and to answer the question I was asked: Most of the people helping are yacht club volunteers, not Town employees.
Below is a video of the event on a glorious June day – just a sample of the activity.
Boat Lift-in 2019 – 28 April 2019