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Come and experience Rockport and the beautiful surrounding area where boating and water activities are at their best and friendly village services await your visit. Read more

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Come and experience Rockport and the beautiful surrounding area where boating and water activities are at their best and friendly village services await your visit. Read more

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Come and experience Rockport and the beautiful surrounding area where boating and water activities are at their best and friendly village services await your visit. Read more

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April in Rockport

April… except for April 1st is no month for fool’s play. This month with its increase in
light and warmth signals the gradual return to Rockport of its noisy…busy and colourful
summer dress. Neither the seemingly endless boat loads of foreign visitors which swell
our summer population into the thousands… nor the influx of returning familiar island
resident faces have yet to begin their annual cycle back to their beloved island retreats.
Animal and bird feeder activity gives further hopeful testimony that spring and summer
are indeed on the way. Mating rituals… territorial displays and simple joyous play are
repeated in every quarter of our village. Large pans of ice can be seen passing daily by
the Rockport waterfront… ever driven by the river current eastward towards the Atlantic.
Bald eagles, mergansers and gulls patrol the ice’s edge constantly… hoping for a meal
opportunity.
Local businesses… particularly centring on The Rockport Cruise Line facilities show
signs of re-awakening and early preparations for their later high volume of traffic and
activity. More and more cars cruise through the once empty, snow and ice covered Front
Street of earlier winter. They pause ever so briefly… eye up the river wistfully and then
move on… until a time when the grass is greener and village shops are open to their
visits.
Winter river traffic consisting of snowmobiles and airboats are in the final throes of their
winter domination of the river highway. The annual visit of the Canadian Coast Guard ice
breaker will free the St Lawrence Seaway shipping channels… inside and out to larger
vessel travel. It won’t be long until cruise vessels, work vessels, tugs and scows and
pleasure craft that include classic river craft, yachts, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, skiffs and
seadoos will govern river daily travel until ice once again winter-locks water vessel
movement.
Liturgically in the Christian faith, April is the month where adherents to that faith
celebrate both the death and Resurrection at Easter of their Saviour Christ. The word
“Resurrection” can be applied as well to the annual renewal of our historic setting and
function as the friendliest village this side of the St Lawrence River. Why not plan to
come visit … and see for yourself!
Happy Easter… and Happy Spring to ALL!!!
cardinal_041114April… except for April 1st is no month for fool’s play. This month with its increase in light and warmth signals the gradual return to Rockport of its noisy…busy and colourful summer dress. Neither the seemingly endless boat loads of foreign visitors which swell our summer population into the thousands… nor the influx of returning familiar island resident faces have yet to begin their annual cycle back to their beloved island retreats.

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Does Rockport Sleep in Winter?

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From huge, home-made skating rinks on the mighty St. Lawrence River, to ice-encrusted fishing holes in the many bays, to sleek airboats gliding across those bays to ‘neighbours’ living on outer islands. The Rockport area has much to offer the winter resident or visitor.

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Welcome To Rockport

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The businesses and residents of Rockport greet you to this beautiful hamlet along the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Come experience boating, river cruises, scuba diving, fishing, swimming, just about any water activity is available in a beautiful setting as well as superb hospitality of our vibrant village restaurants, shops, and facilities.

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