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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

I’ve been reading a lot of Erie Canal history recently, which means I have also been reading a lot about the Great Lakes. The period…

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Posted in Adventures Historical research

Preserving the Skills

There was a lot of talk back in the early 1900s about losing the skillset needed to sail large wooden vessels. As sailing ships were…

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Posted in Coast Guard Auxiliary Safety at Sea

Sailing is an Art

For the first time in a number of years, my local flotilla is going to offer the sailing and seamanship course to the general public….

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Tearing Open the Envelope

When I was a kid, I was terrified of the water. Totally convinced there was something lurking under the surface that was going to grab…

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Posted in Adventures Safety at Sea

Meeting the Next Challenge

Every year, I set myself at least one major challenge in each of the three areas that I consider essential to living a good life:…

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Posted in Book Reviews Historical research

Canadian Confederate Cruiser

I confess to being a history geek. There is never too much detail in a book, as far as I am concerned — that’s what…

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