Cobourg Marina Lift-in – 2020 edition

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

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14 June 2020 1:13 pm

Nice, steady video, and taken horizontally, too. Others should take
note of how to do it.
I would have liked to seen how they release the straps, but I guess
that was too boring to show.

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14 June 2020 7:12 pm

The crane operator lowers the straps front and back of the vessel when boat is floating, the crew ensures the straps are clear, and they then pull the straps clear of the bow & stern, then the crane raises the straps and goes to the next boat. I’m speaking from over 30 years of experience.

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15 June 2020 10:09 am

Neat! I would have liked to have seen that part on the video.

14 June 2020 8:37 am

Great job CYC

13 June 2020 4:47 pm

John – The only one working on the lift-in who’s not a volunteer, is the boater paid crane operator. The rest of the workers are either CYC members or non-member boaters.
Well done video sir!

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Merry Mary
13 June 2020 3:28 pm

Thank you so very much for the amazing opportunity to watch the Boat Lift-In this year at such a close range, through the lens of your video device!