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Cruising Logs

Great Circle
On June 25, 2008, Barb & Jim started their Great Circle adventure aboard Golden Lily, their Nordic Tug 42. Travel with them as they make their way from Westbook, CT, to the Great Lakes, the inland rivers south to Florida, then northbound on the IntraCoastal back to Connecticut. They've posted a fine narration accompanied by many photographs.

Their complete logs are posted at

Golden Lily approaching a lock

Great Circle
In May 2008, Jean & Ron completed a year-long transit of the Great Circle in the Nordic Tug 37, Dubhe III, transiting the Great Lakes and cruising down the inland rivers to Florida before heading north on the IntraCoastal Waterway along the East Coast.

Their complete logs are posted at

Jean & Ron

Mini Loop
In 2005, Ruth & Bette spent seven weeks on the northeastern canals of New York and Canada on their Nordic Tug 32, Annie B, transiting 100 locks and spending time in the Thousand Islands, Ottawa, and Montreal before cruising the St. Lawrence River to the Richelieu River and Lake Champlain before heading home to Connecticut.

They have made a one-hour movie complete with video, music, and commentary. If you'd like to schedule a presentation for your organization, send an email to janscon@aol.com

AnnieB on the Ridea Canal

From Marblehead to Florida on the Eritad
Rita & Ed and their cat cruised south on Eritad, their Nordic Tug 32, to spend the winter in Florida. Their many adventures—including being spotlighted by a military helicopter in the middle of the night and picking up another cat along the Okeechobee—are humorously recounted in their logs.

Whether you're planning a similar cruise or simply an armchair cruiser, click here to enjoy their logs.

Rita & Ed

Cruise to Riverhead, Long Island (NY)
Located where the North and South Forks of Long Island meet east of Shelter Island, Riverhead is attracting cruising boats, charging a modest dockage fee. With many beautifully carved pilings, a maritime museum, a couple of nearby restaurants, and a West Marine store, it's an interesting place to spend a couple of days. Watch your charts and stay in the channel on your approach and you'll be fine. Click here to see more photographs and a brief write-up.
Dock at Riverhead, NY