Great Lakes Sailing

Vessel Name: Charrette
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau First 38
Hailing Port: Sister Bay, WI
About: We are an experienced Great Lakes cruising family of 4 (boys 16 and 12) who live aboard during the summer months. In addition to cruising, we also enjoy JAM racing as well as Flying Scot one design racing at the Ephraim Yacht Club where both boys are accomplished racers.
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Charrette is a 1983 Beneteau First 38 auxilary sloop with a fast modern hull shape, a deep fin keel and spade rudder configuration. She is fast, stable, roomy and does not look dated despite being over 25 years old. She is a sister ship to the S/V Bagheera, a First 38 that circumnavigated the [...]
19 August 2008 | Sault Ste. Marie, MI
19 August 2008 | Sault Ste. Marie, MI
19 August 2008 | Whitefish Point, MI
19 August 2008 | Grand Marais, MI
14 August 2008 | Murray Bay, Grand Island (Munising)
14 August 2008 | Marquette, MI
14 August 2008 | Marquette, MI
09 August 2008 | Lower Keewanaw Waterway Indent
09 August 2008 | Lower Keewanaw Waterway Indent
06 August 2008 | Lilly Pond Kewaunaw Waterway Upper Entry
06 August 2008 | Black River, MI
06 August 2008 | Black River, MI
06 August 2008 | La Pointe Harbor
06 August 2008 | La Pointe Harbor Via Bayfield
01 August 2008 | Raspberry Island Sand Spit
01 August 2008 | Rocky Island
01 August 2008 | Rocky Island Via Devils Island
01 August 2008 | Stockton Island
01 August 2008 | Village of La Point, Madeline Island, WI
01 August 2008 | Bayfield WI
Recent Blog Posts
19 August 2008 | Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Summer 2008 Lake Superior Cruise

8/14/08

19 August 2008 | Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Summer 2008 Lake Superior Cruise

8/13/08

19 August 2008 | Whitefish Point, MI

Summer 2008 Lake Superior Cruise

8/12/08

19 August 2008 | Grand Marais, MI

Summer 2008 Lake Superior Cruise

8/11/08

14 August 2008 | Murray Bay, Grand Island (Munising)

Summer 2008 Lake Superior Cruise

8/10/08

14 August 2008 | Marquette, MI

Summer 2008 Lake Superior Cruise

8/9/08

Summer 2008 Lake Superior Cruise

01 August 2008 | Bayfield WI
John
7/26/08

Bayfield, WI

Today was our 22nd anniversary and while we always want our anniversary celebrations to be memorable, this one will be salient for awhile. Life on a boat means that you are often subject to the weather, time and circumstance. Today needed to be a workday so we started out by downloading email at Burt and Francies, Bayfield's equivalent of Starbucks and then went to the bank and the hardware store. At 0900, the post office opened and we picked up our general delivery package that our dear friends back home had forwarded to us. After returning to the boat, we sorted the mail and paid bills. All of those things were needed and necessary but I really knew that I married the right woman when Deanna donned rubber gloves to help me change the oil in the engine. As anyone knows who has ever changed oil in a marine diesel knows, this is a messy job at best and about the only thing rubber gloves do is to contain the oil that runs down from your elbows.

Deanna's parents picked up the boys from summer camp and arrived around 1530. The boys needed a complete disinfecting as they smelled like a combination of fire, mud and body odor. Unfortunately, there isn't any laundry facility in Bayfield so laundry would have to wait until tomorrow when we travel to the Madeline Island village of La Pointe.
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