From CalAIS, MAINE
Duty free at the Border in Calais much less expensive than in Canada.
At the Canadian Border, Passports are mandatory and guns are not allowed.
You will have no trouble because of the boat or sails. Your Sonar was made in Canada as attested by the ZTY code embossed on the top right corner of the transom. So the Customs people love you.
After the Border, head to St John-Moncton-Amherst-Truro-Halifax.
After the Halifax Intl. Airport head toward South Shore route 103 following the signs for 103.
At exit 11 on Highway 103 take this exit. At end of ramp go left. Drive straight on #324 for about 4 miles until you see Schnare's crossing. Take a left. Drive to end (1 minute).
Go left at stop sign. Take 1st right at German Black Forest Restaurant. Go 20 boat lengths only to the water. Go left and stay on winding road to Lunenburg Yacht Club (just over 1 mile).
Take the Ferry
You do have an option to take the Portland Maine Ferry to Yarmouth Nova Scotia. The ferry ride is pleasant and shortens the drive quite a bit. You will clear customs on the Yarmouth side and have 3 hour drive to Lunenburg Yacht Club on Highway 103 to exit 11. A caution: if you take the ferry I recommend you load the mast well forward of normal position so it cannot be damaged when they pack cars/trucks like sardines on the car deck.
from Noroten Ct.
The 12 hour drive is easy, but long enough to require some basic preparation.
Trailer tires must be almost at maximum pressure as allowed on the trailer tire sidewall. A low pressure tire runs hot and explodes. I know.
Bearing must be properly greased (I have "bearing buddies") and keep a grease gun to reload if a bearing starts to run hot.
It's a good idea to do the trailer walk around pulling on straps and feeling the temps on tires/bearings. A hot tire is usually low on inflation and hot bearing is usually low on grease. Keep checking at each fill up.
Trailer lights? You are on your own here. Mine are annoyingly sporadic at best.
The 711 mile drive is roughly 12 hours at 60 mph.
Having done this drive more than 100 times, here is my way. Take 95 north to New Haven to 91.
Just before Hartford, take Charter Oak bridge to I 84. This turns into I 90 until the Worcester exit when you pick up I 290 headed for 495 North/East. Again pick up 95 North toward Maine. When near Bangor, pay attention!!!! We want the direct road to Canada known as the Airlines route, same direction as the jets travel overhead. This route is #9. It's 90 miles of good road and about 45 minutes shorter. Please fill the tank before you leave the Bangor area. I 95 until just before Bangor where you take 395 to Main Street heading east. Now take 1A also east for a couple of miles to a Dysarts gas station where you go left at the traffic signal toward route 9.
You have passed the 1/2 way mark.....Yahoo!. - Now go to the top of the page for the directions from the border.