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We plan to head east through the great lakes and then to the Atlantic via the Erie canal. We will stick mainly to the US side. Leaving in early May, want to be in the Chesapeake by October.
Good on ya . We'll be following in your wake the following year, except we're planing to take the St. Lawrence route. When are you planning to begin your easting Shane?

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Good on ya . We'll be following in your wake the following year, except we're planing to take the St. Lawrence route. When are you planning to begin your easting Shane?
Hey Mike, that's great news! You deserve the trip. There was a boat called Nokomis that took the St Lawrence route from Duluth in 2012. They have a good blog- google "Sailing Nokomis".

Our duplex will be rented from May 1st. We will hop along the south shore as weather permits starting May 1st. And yes we have warm gear and a good heater!

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Hey Mike, that's great news! You deserve the trip. There was a boat called Nokomis that took the St Lawrence route from Duluth in 2012. They have a good blog- google "Sailing Nokomis".

Our duplex will be rented from May 1st. We will hop along the south shore as weather permits starting May 1st. And yes we have warm gear and a good heater!
May can be a lamb or a bear, but I'm sure you'll handle it all well. I wish we were going this year, but real estate and lack of money will keep us here one more year. One more year to explore the Big Lake. That's OK...

I think we met Nokomis and her crew a few years ago in LaPointe, WI. Vicki & Paul were both wonderful people. I'm delighted to hear they've made the big journey. I'll definitely read through their blog.

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I grew up on the Hudson River and traveled the canals as a youngster. A beautiful river valley and very pleasant times in the canals. Shane, sorry you will miss the Maine coast. I do believe there is no place quite like it. Mike, if you need a friend in Maine when you sail along this part of the coast, Seal Harbor is easy to find. We may be headed up through the Erie Canal when you are coming down. We are starting a new house next summer here so it is not easy to know when that will release us.

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I grew up on the Hudson River and traveled the canals as a youngster. A beautiful river valley and very pleasant times in the canals. Shane, sorry you will miss the Maine coast. I do believe there is no place quite like it. Mike, if you need a friend in Maine when you sail along this part of the coast, Seal Harbor is easy to find. We may be headed up through the Erie Canal when you are coming down. We are starting a new house next summer here so it is not easy to know when that will release us.

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Thanks Down, what a kind offer. I very much appreciate it, and hope I can take you up on the invite. Beers on me!

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Down, I'm sorry we will miss Maine too. If we decide we like the cruising life enough I think we will make it there one day.

Mike, I will try and remember to send you send you all my great lakes guides and charts when we get to the east coast. They might save you a few pennies.

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Mike, I will try and remember to send you send you all my great lakes guides and charts when we get to the east coast. They might save you a few pennies.
Many thanks Shane. That's very kind of you.

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No worries, Mike. We should be out of the Great Lakes in August. At the minimum I will send you Richardson Chartbooks for Superior, Huron and Erie; Superior Way; and Skipper Bob's Cruising Guide to Lake Erie, so don't spend money on those yet. I am sure you already have Richardson's for Lake Superior and Superior Way, just pass them onto a buddy before you leave.
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No worries, Mike. We should be out of the Great Lakes in August. At the minimum I will send you Richardson Chartbooks for Superior, Huron and Erie; Superior Way; and Skipper Bob's Cruising Guide to Lake Erie, so don't spend money on those yet. I am sure you already have Richardson's for Lake Superior and Superior Way, just pass them onto a buddy before you leave.
That's incredibly generous Shane. Please don't go to any trouble, but they would definitely be much appreciated. We do have Dahl's book, and Richardson's Superior, so if you find another worthy soul for those, certainly pass them on. But I'm sure I can find good boats for them all.

And please do keep us posted on your journey.

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