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326 Ft. Climb

28 June 2011 Position: Alongside West Street Wharf, Port Colbourne, Ontario Wx: WSW F 3-4 Partly Cloudy and Warm Pride of Baltimore II has made it up Niagara Falls…Sort of…By using the eight locks of the Welland Canal, the ship has “climbed” 326 feet today, and bridged the gap between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. A fitting event for my…

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A Great Weekend in Rochester

DATE: SUNDAY JUNE 26, 2011 LOCATION: ROCHESTER, NEW YORK CHANGE OF COMMAND BETWEEN CAPTAINS MILES & TROST Rochester has proven to be a very busy port. The usual set up of the ship takes crew several hours rearranging the ship from voyaging mode to port festival mode. This involves a myriad of activities: re-stowing emergency gear (designed to be available…

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Nearing Rochester…On Time!

DATE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011 TIME: 1430 EDT POSITION: CROSSOVER ISLAND WEATHER: STEADY DRIZZLE & LIGHT NORTHEAST WINDS PRIDE II is now negotiating the 1000 Islands of the Upper St. Lawrence River. The challenge of catching up three lost days of transit out of a planned total of ten seems to be met. The plan is to arrive off Rochester…

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Playing the Game of "Catch Up"

DATE: FRIDAY JUNE 17, 2011 TIME: 1300 ATLANTIC DAYLIGHT TIME = 1200 EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME POSITION: NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT BETWEEN CAPE BRETON ISLAND AND EAST END OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND. WEATHER: FLAT CALM, SUNNY, PLEASENTLY DRY & WARM We are making a stab at catching up with the original itinerary from Lunenburg towards Rochester, New York. We are three days behind…

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