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Captain’s Log – Anchored in Chippewa Bay…

Date: Thursday September 15, 2016 Position: Anchored in Chippewa Bay on the American side of the St. Lawrence River, State of New York Chippewa Bay. Mentioned in music and other literature. Located within the area of the upper St. Lawrence River described as the Thousand Islands. An exceedingly picturesque area. Homes dating back more than a century built on nearly…

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Tides, Again

20 September 2011 47 21.4’N x 070 15.5’W Wx: SW F3, Light Rain Some say all good things must end – casting off lines and heading out from Montreal yesterday at 1230, the crew of Pride of Baltimore II were in full agreement. Canada’s little piece of Europe had plenty to interest and even overwhelm the crew ashore, while Pride…

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St. Lawrence Sailing

15 September 2011 Pos: Alongside Jacques Cartier Basin, Montreal, Quebec Wx: Overcast, cool, French It is physically possible for Pride of Baltimore II’s passage from Hamilton, Ontario to the Iroquois Lock in the St. Lawrence River to have included more sailing, but only just. Having sailed off the dock in Hamilton Monday morning, we were less than a mile from…

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Last Lake

 12 September 2011 Pos: 43 30.5’N x 078 52.7’W Wx: SWxS F 5 After a hectic late week and weekend in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, respectively, Pride of Baltimore II is underway once more, this time headed down the length of Lake Ontario and entering the 662 nautical miles of the St. Lawrence River. While the big city hustle and…

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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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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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