Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Some statistics and a pic.

We're sitting here in Dog River waiting for the haulout (this afternoon?) We will be doing some routine maintenance and inspection on the bottom. Yesterday I started work on the pilothouse/hard bimini. Once we haul out we will be quite busy for a few days so I might not update again until we set off for Pensacola. (Wow! Just 2 or 3 more travel days and we'll be in Florida.)
In the mean time, here are a few stats of our trip:

2873 statute miles traveled. (About 2500 nautical miles)
Northernmost point reached - Blind River Ontario N46 degrees 11 minutes.
Westernmost point reached - McEvers Island anchorage, Missouri, W90 degrees 35 minutes.
southernmost point reach - (so far) Dog River Marina, Mobile, AL N30 degrees 34 minutes.
Number of Locks - 92.
States/provinces visited - 9; New York, Ontario, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama.
Rivers navigated - 12; Hudson, Mohawk, Seneca, Oswego, Trent, Severn, Illinois, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Tombigbee, Mobile.
Longest distance traveled in 1 day - 78.7 statute miles.

Here's a picture of the dinner gathering the other night. Look closely, Bev and I are in there somewhere.


Don Ferguson said...

Mike: Did you do any sailing on the rivers after leaving Chicago, or was it all motoring?

Captain Mike said...

We did a little sailing on the Mississippi, and some on the Ohio but most of the rest was under power.
It's tough doing any sailing on a river when you have few anchorages or marinas and you have to get to the next one before dark.