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Planning

Posted on Nov 03, 2015

The notion of this trip arose in October of 1992. Dave Getchell and I (Steve) were on a six day 600 mile skiff run from Yarmouth Maine to Mills Norrie State Park on the Hudson River in New York. We were attending the first North American Water Trails Conference and it just seemed logical to […]

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The Route

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We’ll launch at Troy NY, cross the Hudson to the Erie Canal. We’ll follow the Erie to the west to Three Rivers. From there we’ll take the Oswego Canal to Lake Ontario. After we cross Ontario we’ll transit the Trent Severn waterway to Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. We’ll cruise Huron and Michigan and exit […]

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Launch and the first 10 days

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A bit of a delay getting internet access and unfamiliarity with the blog editing have put me behind. Libbey and I launched Laughing Gull on Tuesday 8/4 in Troy NY and commenced our circumnavigation of the Great Loop. We crossed the Hudson and immediately entered the Erie Canal’s first flight of 6 locks. By the […]

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Good wifi on the Illinois River!

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This is a mix of log and boat info. Big group of photos at end of this post. I’d like to intersperse photos and test but am still learning the blog. Wiill try to shorter posts more often. Day 11 Up the Trent Severn. Slow day of locks. Locking and lolling was the word. Pretty […]

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Been Down the River on a Boat with no Name

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Radio traffic on the river usually starts on VHF Channel 13. If more than a quick comment or instruction is needed the parties switch to another channel. The tugs all have names and they’re used without exception. Pleasure craft are referred to as just that, usually in a thick Cajun accent-Play jure craaft. “No tug […]

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Delivery of a New 31′ Eastern

Posted on Jul 02, 2013

Team Eastern recently delivered a new 31’ Eastern to Steve Marshall.  Monty’s Ark named after Steve’s grandfather was built around his passion for diving. The custom dive ladder, multiple tank racks, transom door and aft shower are just a few of the custom features Steve had installed to make the ideal dive boat.  He also […]

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