Month: October 2015

My First Visit to Bimini

Chalk’s Ocean Airlines for years touted to be the worlds oldest continually operating airline.  It was founded in 1919.  I flew to Bimini in the spring of 1958 meeting up with my uncle’s boat.  It was a never to be forgotten spring break.  Little did I realize that this vacation and summer sailing camp would …

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Hydraulic Effects

Sailing on the Great Lakes one sees a lot of “lakers.” In the roughly 4:45 minute run between the Soo Locks and Detour, MI, or nearly 9 hours running the St. Clair and Detroit rivers where close passage in restricted channels is frequent these are times that require extra vigilance. Running parallel course and too …

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Hurricane Joaquin

Rhodes Reliant Yawl – just rode out a CAT 4 Hurricane in George Town, Grand Exumas, Bahamas. Hurricane Joaquin was 55 NM away. Photo taken Oct 3, 2015. Siskiwit rode out the “Storm of the Century” in the Exumas in March 1992.  Siskiwit rode out Hurricane Isabel CAT 2 at Atlantic Yacht Basin, Chesapeake, VA …

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