Sailing, sailing

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by Tom Larsen Leaving Whitehall, we headed for Port Henry with the anticipation of re-rigging the Lois for her final few ports on the lake. The southern lake is a beautiful place to travel through, more river than lake, and we were graced with great weather to enjoy it in. Wildlife was everywhere – heron, osprey, even a few eagles! …

Notes from the Captain’s Log: Part 3

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Well, we did get to go sailing on Seneca Lake on August 19th. When the tug C. L. Churchill pulled the schooner off the dock in Geneva at 9:15 in the morning, the lake was a mirror; not a breath of air stirred. Keeping the faith, we set full sail, the big mainsail , the foresail amidships, and the little …

Notes from the Captain’s Log: Part Two

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On July 31st, the Lois McClure entered the Erie Canal at its eastern terminus at Waterford. Each day, before we get underway, we remind ourselves that: a) our big objective is Safety, and that: b) the key to Safety is Slowing Down. One of the interesting things about canal travel is that it has quite a few ways of making …