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Tennessee River

Happy Halloween from the Tennessee River. We are motoring down this beautiful river on a bright, sunny day, listening to the UVA – Duke football game on Sirius radio. (Go Hoos!) Compared to the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, the Tennessee is very quiet. …

Mississippi River

We are on the mighty, muddy Mississippi River. Today is bright and sunny, and the trees are turning, so it is quite lovely. It is COLD (!), so we are tucked in the pilot house enjoying a swift ride. The River is up five feet from yesterday, and will co…

Rivers, Rain, Coal & Cold

We hurried out of Chicago to beat forecast 40-50 knot winds and 18 foot (!) waves. Reached the safety of Calumet River Sunday morning and pulled into Crowley’s Boat Yard to have our radar arch lowered so we would clear a couple of 17 foot bridges ahead…

Across Lake Michigan to the Windy City

A few more nights of cute towns, nice marinas and idyllic days on the east coast of Lake Michigan, and we were ready for the big city. Our good weather luck ran out as beautiful sunny days with gentle breezes gave way to fog and drizzle. We revved up …

Captain’s Ramblings

I would like to add to Didi’s comments about Leland. It was a small town suffering from temporary but severe over population (Labor Day) which made it difficult to walk even in the streets. On the bright side, it brought the most beautiful and spectacu…

Eastern Shore of Lake Michigan

We have had a lovely leisurely trip down the eastern coast of Lake Michigan. The weather has been superb, the lake calm and we can not say enough for the marinas along the way. They all seem to be run by the towns we have visited, and they are new, at…

Comments from the Captain

Observations and other inane ramblings:Summer has arrived and it’s only September. We have finally hit a stretch of beautiful days, clear, low 70’s, light breeze.The water in northern Lake Michigan is even clearer than Georgian Bay, and very green….

North Channel into Lake Michigan

We are just about to enter Lake Michigan from Lake Huron. It is a beautiful sunny day …. cold and breezy … but then it is September! Already! We feel as though we are advancing into a whole new leg of our journey, since we are now heading south. I…

Trent Severn to Georgian Bay

We have made it to our cottage in Georgian Bay. It feels like a mini-miracle to have navigated the waterways to this beautiful spot. In truth, it feels more of a miracle than that, with the logistical problems of the past 10 days. Nothing to do with sa…

More on the Trent Severn Waterway

Today’s voyage on the Trent Severn Waterway has brought us to many new lakes and through some very interesting locks. We left Bobcaygeon this morning at 8:05 am and have traveled across Sturgeon Lake, to Sackett Bay, then to Balsam Lake, Mitchell Lake,…