Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Windy Wyoming
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The greatest lake to sail on is Beaver Dam lake in Northern Indiana. I spent my youth sailing the summers away on that lake. The lake is a little under 400 acres. But, for a 12 year old kid and a old wood Lighting sailboat, it was every bit the adventures I read about in the books. Breaking waves that were 2 feet tall. Sea monsters, well you would see a snapping turtle every now and then. The Pirates that board your vessel, that would be my Dad coming out in the motor boat telling me it was time for dinner.
A few years back, I bought a 15 foot Mutineer in Tennessee. A toy to play with, when I didn't want to play with our Beneteau. On our way back to New York after picking up the boat, I stooped with the boat at Beaver Dam. We launched our new to us boat and all 6 of us piled in and across the lake we went. Grandmother was not impressed how the boat was overloaded with her grandkids, But the kids and I were loving it.
Yep, 40 years later sailing with my kids, Beaver Dam Lake is still the best.
My easily-amused brother!
Adventure is what you make of it. John Gill spent most of his days climbing rocks under 20 feet tall. His name is legend
, and some of his 50-yr old routes are still beyond all but a half-dozen people. Nice tale, Bubb.
Albin Ballad 30, Fionn