Archive for July 5, 2016

Captain’s Log – Lock #1, Welland Canal

Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 Time 0800 EDT Position : Lock #1 “tie-up” wall, Welland Canal Pride is again in the company of Draken, the replica 9th century Viking Longboat; both vessels are awaiting permission to proceed. The race ended early for Draken yesterday around 1230 PM as yesterday’s light winds were not helpful for her to finish the race before…

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Captain’s Log – Race 1: PRIDE II, DRAKEN, and the “Millennium of Difference Race”

Date: Monday, July 4th, 2016 – American Independence Day Time: 0900 EDT Position: Western Lake Ontario 14 nautical miles northeast of Fort Niagara, New York, at the mouth of the Niagara River Pride of Baltimore II is part of a “Millennium of Difference Race” (my personal description): two sailing vessels of the greatest difference of time of origin in the…

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Captain’s Log – PRIDE II in Toronto

Date: July 2, 2016 Position: Toronto Harbor The weather is gorgeous! Dry, partly cloudy with wind from the northwest: a classic post cold front and new high-pressure onset phenomenon. The Toronto Harbor is a natural phenomenon that suggests high-end resort planning. Yacht clubs, parks with beaches, and some wonderfully exotic small residences (that were squatter homes first) make up a…

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