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About mnsailors

Our blog will highlight our travels along America's Great Loop. We sold our sailboat on Lake Superior for a Trawler to do America's Great Loop in 2016.

Crossing our wake at Mackinac Bridge

The Mighty Mac is a 5 mile bridge connecting the two sections of Michigan. It crosses over the Straits of Mackinac – the water way connecting Lake Huron too Lake Michigan.    Side note about the spelling-  The city is … Continue reading

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Good Bye Canada and Random Memories

Anyone following our trail will see our track doing circles at the borders.  Somewhere along the loop, we learned of the tradition of doing a 360 degree circle at borders (thanks Steve) .  So state borders and Canadian borders  – each … Continue reading

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Kagawong, Bear Drop and Thessalon

Islands and harbors of  Clapperton , Eagle Kagawong, and Bear Drop–many choices and no bad choices.   Clapperton Island had a friendly loon family .  They swam very close to our boat. The Mama was not happy when the two little ones … Continue reading

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Small Craft Route to Killarney and North Channel

Open water of Georgian Bay vs. Small Craft Route through the narrow Collins Inlet?  With increasing winds and waves, we opted for the small craft route.   The channel is well marked- one spot we squeeze between the red and green … Continue reading

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Georgian Bay Anchorages July

Navigating around rocks and through tight channels, we zig- zagged and s -curved our way to Midland and stayed at Bayport Marina July 19 -20. Our first night , we  attended an impromptu presentation by the manager on traveling through Georgian Bay.   … Continue reading

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Orillia- Scottish fest, Complete the Trent Severn

We did locks 38 to 40; then crossed Lake Simcoe on July Luck is with us as we arrive in  Orillia in time for Scottish festival!  Now if the rain holds off , it will be a fun weekend! LAKE … Continue reading

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Buckhorn to Lake Simcoe- Locking down stream

We are at the Buckhorn lock blue line ready to enter the lock when they open at 9 am on July 12.    Today’s log:    6 miles in 1.5 hours. Wed July 12   Buckhorn  lock 31  – Today, the … Continue reading

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next locks 20 thru 30

Locks and more locks- this is a grueling day on the water.  9 miles,   5 locks by 3 pm Lock 20 to 24 We got separated from our buddy boat as multiple boats vying for positions going into the locks. We did … Continue reading

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Peterborough Ribfest Fest July 8

We had all but given up on attending the Rib Fest in Peterborough.  After traveling through a few more locks, our sights were set on Peterborough and we made in time for the  Rib Fest, Music Fest and more.   First … Continue reading

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Canada 150 ; Ancestry and Trent Severn

The constant rain in the area has caused high water concerns in many marinas.  Pulling in to our slip at Picton was a good example- the dock was close to being under water.  This made it difficult to tie the … Continue reading

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