North American Tour 2017-2019

From Portland, OR through Panama Canal to East Coast of USA and back via Caribbean, Panama Canal, Golfito to Victoria, BC and home

10 June 2019 | Friday Harbor, WA
06 June 2019 | Nanaimo, BC, Canada
20 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
19 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
18 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
14 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
10 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
07 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
04 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
02 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
23 April 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
23 April 2019 | Pt. Burica, Costa Rica
22 April 2019 | Pt. Burica, Costa Rica
18 April 2019 | Puerto Armuelles, Panama
16 April 2019 | Isla Coliba, Panama
10 April 2019 | La Playita Marina, Panama
04 April 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
27 March 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
26 March 2019 | Western Caribbean Passage
24 March 2019 | Western Caribbean Passage

USS Constellation Tour

07 September 2018 | Baltimore, Maryland
George Stonecliffe
I picked up a history book called "Six Frigates", by Ian W. Toll. It is the epic history of the founding of the US Navy. One of the six frigates built under President John Adams was the USS Constellation. Under the leadership of Captain Thomas Truxtun, he overwhelmed and captured a French Man-of-War during the Quasi War when French privateers were capturing American merchant ships particularly in the Caribbean. Finally the US Navy had a military presence so that America could fight back. This ship although not the original was a stunning replica with four decks. The main deck had three masts, yard arms for square sails, and heavy duty lines, blocks and tackle. The gun deck had 20 and 30 pounder guns, 22 in all. The Captain's Quarters, Officers' Country, and the Crews hammocks were all in order. We saw the galley for food preparation, the quarters for the ship's carpenter, the ship's doctor, the dispensary for the wounded, the gun powder magazine, etc. We even saw the pig iron for ballast in the hold. While on shore for lunch, they fired a gun at 12 noon. Thought I would die! It was so loud!!
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Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
About: Float Plan: July 1, 2017 Leave Portland, OR; head south along US West Coast; leave San Diego 10/29/17 with Baja Ha-ha Rally; go through Panama Canal 3/2018; Florida 6/2018; NYC and Rhode Island 7/2018; Chesapeake Bay 9/2018; Caribbean 12/2018; Panama Canal 3/2019; home 6/2019
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