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Upstream vs downstream


Upstream direction is the end of the waterway from where the flow of water originates.


Where the flow ends, at the opposite end of the waterway.

Upstream - Downstream

For exemple, from Kingston to Toronto you are heading upstream, the water emptying from a river back into the ocean. Kingston to Cornwall is downstream.

When going in the upstream direction:

keep all the red buoys on the starboard side and the green buoys on port side.

Upstream green colored buoy = Port side buoy

Upstream red colored buoy =  Starboard side buoy

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