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Kaskaskia to Little Diversion

October  22

After waiting for the morning fog to clear we followed A Good Year and Allez out in to the channel. Our lead boat (A Good Year) has AIS so he is able to see the traffic on the river. 152 more words

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Hoppies to Kaskaskia

October 21

This morning we took our time getting up and at it. We only have 42 miles to travel. We are going to be traveling with 2 other boats “A Good Year” and “Allez”. 242 more words

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Caseville & Saginaw Bay's First Wintery Storm

Halloween and the Great Lakes seldom appear without a bit of drama. The first sleet, wind and wavy storm hits Lake Huron with gale warnings, shore flood warnings and nine foot waves crashing on the shore. 13 more words


My Old Sea Boots

There is very little in this world more important to a sailor than his old sea boots.  Warm and comforting, always there when you need them and ready to go at a moments notice.   657 more words


The Wickedest Place in Louisiana

When the decision was made in Paris in 1717 by John Law’s Company of the West to found a colony as a transshipment center for raw materials coming from upriver in the Mississippi River valley, Jean-Baptist le Moyne de Bienville picked a spot that was elevated above the surrounding swamp and connected to Lake Ponchartrain by a short portage to Bayou St. 593 more words


Hauling Out

Time had not only run away from us when it came to taking Stella Maris out on the water, but when it came to taking her out of it as well. 587 more words