Category: Boating

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2022 U. S. Boat Shows

Calendar of boat shows in U.S. showcase all size and types of sail and power boats Find a boat show and see hundreds of powerboats and sailboats of all shapes, sizes and descriptions. Get...

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Lake Ontario to Trent Severn Waterway  

Doing the Great Loop Cruise across Ontario Before we departed upstate New York we enjoyed a few days in the lakefront town of Oswego. It was a welcome respite from long hours of locks...

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Great Loop Cruise Primer

Circumnavigating the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada For many of us boaters the ultimate cruise is doing the Great Loop Cruise circumnavigating the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada at the...

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Boating the Hudson River to the Erie Canal

Cruising from Manhattan to West Point with NJ Palisades as a backdrop Rested and ready for the next leg of our Great Loop Cruise, we left the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay to...

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Boating Chesapeake Bay, NJ Shore to New York Harbor

Cruising the C&D Canal, Delaware Bay to Hudson River We slipped our lines on a mild June morning, setting out from St. Michaels, Maryland, to “do the Loop.” It would be a little less...

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Boating on the Intracoastal Waterway

Cruising your boat from Norfolk to Miami on the ICW When I think about the first time we went boating on the Intracoastal Waterway I laugh at how nieve we were. We quit our...

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Boating on Lake Huron

Clear waters, iconic islands and charming towns to visit on your boat Boating on Lake Huron in northern Michigan boast some of the finest small towns and islands with broad sandy beaches. Boating on...

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Following a Cruise Ship

Being my own cruise director on the Chesapeake Bay When I see a glistening cruise ship gliding down the Bay I wonder what it would be like as a passenger.  I’ve seen their brochures...

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A North Carolina Cruise Story

Making the most of bad weather from Manteo to Edenton  The sun was slipping below the horizon while it melted over the western end of Albermarle Sound.  We enjoyed this lovely sight from our...

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The Drowning Lady in Annapolis Harbor

It was a dark and stormy night in Annapolis Harbor in 1975. Gene and I had returned to our Pearson Rhodes 41 sloop, Gusto, after a day at the U.S. Sailboat Show. The foul...