Captain’s Log – Respite in Cape Vincent, NY

June 29, 2016 Nova Scotia

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time: 0800 EDT
Position: Northeast corner of Lake Ontario

Pride is underway again, motoring after a short evening respite at the very accommodating and friendly little village of Cape Vincent, New York.

US Customs formalities were smoothly and efficiently handled by very professional agents. Grocery shopping was arranged for the ship’s cook, Phil, by our liaison, Michael Chavoustie, a very attentive host and avid ambassador for Cape Vincent. 100 gallons of diesel fuel were donated (that’s cool, eh?). The ship was open for deck tours for a couple of hours and we received about 140 visitors aboard; I am told that is nearly the whole village. The crew took advantage of swimming in the lake before sunset, followed by dropping in on the local night life. This morning’s 0500 wake up went well; I am pleased that last evening’s revelry was kept within bounds. The crew is back into sea-watch groups. Wind is not favorable for keeping to the relatively tight schedule remaining to get to Toronto, so we are motoring again.

Maybe tomorrow we might actually do some sailing as we make ready for a grand entry into the Toronto Harbour in company with other honored guest vessels: the great, long Viking ship that recently sailed across the North Atlantic, Draken Harald Hårfagre, and the full-scale Spanish vessel, El Galeon.

Signed,

Jan C. Miles


  1. Comments 5

  2. Brenda 12:02 pm on June 29, 2016

    what an amazing journey to be able to experience.I wish you much continued success and safe travelling. Brenda Benoit


  3. Colleen Donlin 11:36 am on June 30, 2016

    Sounds like Cape Vincent was a very pleasant and much-needed stopover as you've all been working very hard to reach Toronto. What a lovely "welcoming gift" - 100 gals of diesel currently runs $2.50 - $2.58 in Baltimore Inner Harbor. But then again, Pride II always makes many friends...and so easily. Wishing you all continued luck,safety and success in the Great Lakes!


  4. Deni Norred 3:29 pm on July 3, 2016

    Hello to your singing cook, Phil, from a red-head in Virginia.


  5. Deni Norred 3:41 pm on July 3, 2016

    Hello to Phil, the singing cook, from a red-head in Virginia!


  6. Ben Douglas 5:27 pm on July 4, 2016

    I've been watching your ship reaching down to the western end of Lake Ontario for the last couple hours from my backyard in Grimsby, Ontario. Beautiful to see such a magnificent vessel under full sail! Found the boat name using an AIS online app. Happy Fourth of July to Captain and crew! Fair winds and followings seas on the rest of your leg.


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