Log of sv 'French Connection'

15 August 2012
11 August 2012 | Sarnia
10 August 2012
08 August 2012
07 August 2012 | Pt Elgin
03 August 2012
31 July 2012 | Beardrop
30 July 2012
24 July 2012 | Presque Isle, Michigan
22 July 2012 | Harrisville
21 July 2012 | Harbor Beach
21 July 2012 | Sarnia, Ontario
19 July 2012 | Sarnia, Ontario
16 July 2012 | Harsens Island, Michigan
16 July 2012 | Middle Bass & Grosse Isle
28 June 2012 | Catawba Island
31 July 2009 | Catawba Island

Relaxing at the 'Old Club'

16 July 2012 | Harsens Island, Michigan
We had a very pleasant ride up the Detroit River. While not prearranged, The Grosse Isle contingent, ourselves included, met up with the Bablo group in the Upbound Channel (6 sailboats). It’s nice to know that the electronics are working well – as we were getting ship information via my AIS system. For those non boaters, AIS is a visual display that receives information from commercial ship traffic and pinpoints it on the chartplotter/radar display. Like air traffic controllers see the aircraft location, type, speed, etc. we can see the same info for commercial traffic. As I advised our small fleet of sailboats of a particular tanker (Victorious) headed upbound, they heard their ship’s name and called out to us. Nice to know everyone on the bridge of that ship was alert.

Lake St Clair, was a beautiful turquoise color, calm and serene - we forgot what a beautiful lake this is. A light breeze allowed us to motor sail all the way to the ‘Old Club’ on Harsen’s Island. The club is nestled between the south channel of the St Clair river and a wildlife refuge and from the water looks like a classic New England fishing village

Our Vice Commodore arranged to have all of the sailboats on the newly renovated wall - great job Dave!

A couple of days to rest and we’re off to Lake Huron via the St Clair river where the real adventure begins.
Vessel Name: French Connection
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 423
Hailing Port: Catawba Island, Ohio
Crew: Tony & Kat
We started sailing 27 years ago on a 17' boat in Chicago. Once we found out small boats and big lakes don't mix we quickly upgraded to a 30' then progressed through 34, 38 and our most recent acquisition is a 42. [...]

Who: Tony & Kat
Port: Catawba Island, Ohio
NAVIGATION HELP Note the links on right sidebar, you'll see a photo gallery. Click on it and you'll see photos from our trips. If you'd like to see a larger image just click on the photo. Also there's a link to our email. Current Position: Click on the map and it'll show FC's current position along with where we've been. At the lower left you'll see a link to Google Earth, free software that will show a satellite photo of the same map. You'll need to download the free Google application first. Also on the side links you'll see Sam and Dan's links plus individual links to all of the blogs we've written up. Cheers Tony & Kat
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