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Rhumb Line, Vol 2 Issue 4 -- New at www.great-lakes-sailing.com
May 01, 2014
a course that keeps a constant bearing
The Rhumb Line for Great Lakes Sailing is clear: to provide a comprehensive listing of ports around the Great Lakes basin and articles that cover a broad range of topics of interest to sailors.
The purpose of Rhumb Line is to keep you up-to-date with new additions to Great Lakes Sailing in a brief, easy-to-scan and concise manner. I value not only your interest but also your time.
April 2014 New at Great Lakes Sailing
April has been a busy month at Great Lakes Sailing. I visited several ports and 6 new Port Reviews were added.
One port is Port Burwell on the north coast of Lake Erie. Port Burwell is now home to decommissioned HMCS Ojibwa, an Oberon-class submarine. Standing beside her at her new dry dock home, you certainly get a sense of her size.
A new section, THE GALLEY, dealing with this vital aspect of boating, has been added and a Provision Planning Spreadsheet has been added to the FREE RESOURCES.
Following presentations from both Canadian and United States customs authorities, there are updates to BORDERS section.
1. New Ports
(a). Honey Harbour, ON is a gateway to the stunning 30,000 Islands. It offers a well-protected harbour for sailors who decide to explore the waterways of this summer mecca. Click here to visit Honey Harbour, ON
(b). Want to sail on a War of 1812 schooner? Stop by South Haven MI and visit the Michigan Maritime Museum and step on board this top-sail schooner that fought under both American and British flags.
Friends Good Will was built in 1810 as an American merchant ship. In 1812, she was lured into Mackinac Island harbor and captured by the Royal Navy. She fought with the Royal Navy until Sept 1813 when she was captured by Commodore Oliver Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie. She served in the US Navy until 1814 when she was burnt in a British/Canadian raid on Buffalo.
You can visit the reconstructed replica at dock side or on local voyages. She is also a member of Tall Ships America and visits ports in the Great Lakes. The Michigan Maritime Museum runs an excellent seamanship training program for youth. Click here to visit
South Haven, MI
3. The GALLEY
Cruising is not camping! Some thought to safety, organization and efficiency in the galley can add immeasurably to your cruising. Whether its about safety, storage planning, provisioning or cooking, much life on a boat will revolve around the galley. As I have been assured that my talents lie in directions other than cooking, I will leave the recommendations for recipes, etc to other more capable hands. However, there is always a place for a good planning tool. I have developed a Provisioning Planning spreadsheet which is available on the FREE RESOURCES section.
If you have some good recipes, by all means, feel free to send them in (use the Comment form at the bottom of the page)
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