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Lake Erie Completion Tour – Part 1

July 25 – August 6, 2018

This past winter, I was doing some “desktop sailing” and overlaid most of my GPS tracks onto a satellite image of Lake Erie. It made me realize that I’ve been to quite a few of the Lake Erie ports that I can get my boat into. There are several ports that are too shallow. There are a few ports that won’t allow me because they’re run by private clubs that don’t cotton to my kind. (a non-member) And, there are a few that are totally industrial and don’t really have a place for a boat like mine to comfortably dock or anchor. I made a count – 32 Lake Erie ports for my boat. At the end of the 2017 season, I had visited 21.

I always want to get a decent sailing trip done during the summer. But it seems that work and other travel generally prevent a sailing trip until September. This year, I managed to squeeze a trip in beginning in July. It was time to visit some new ports.