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Yes, the Great Lakes definitely qualify as bluewater in many ways, far more so than the Chesapeake Bay. The risks, the weather, the conditions are far more similar to sailing on an ocean than on a smaller freshwater lake.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

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