Now we are the M/V HOPE

New boat Grand Banks 42 as of March 25 2014

13 August 2015
15 July 2015 | Rouses Point USA
09 July 2015 | Ottawa, Canada
04 July 2015 | Burritt’s Rapids-Rideau River 30 Mi West of Ottawa
30 June 2015
28 June 2015 | Kingston CANADA
28 June 2015 | Kingston CANADA
24 June 2015 | Oswego New York Lake Ontario
23 June 2015
21 June 2015 | Brewerton NY
19 June 2015 | Oswego Canal
19 June 2015
15 June 2015
12 June 2015 | Canajo, NY
11 June 2015 | Amsterdam Town Dock

Sassafras River Eastern Shore Md.

02 October 2011
Dede --Cold Damp Rain
We awoke at 7am in Harve de Grace, to….guess what….more rain!!!! Walked to a beautiful old church and were warmly welcomed by the minister and 10-parishoners!! Enjoyed coffee and were given coffee mugs as a gift!! People truly do embrace cruisers!! Ret’d to boat, w/all intentions of paying for our 2-nites at dock, at which time we realized we were NOT at the supposed marina but at a private marina owned by condominiums!! Oh well…2-free nites did wonders for our boat budget!! We waved our good-byes, crossed the Chesapeake to the Eastern shore and up the Sassafras River. For 7-miles we navigated the most gorgeous (yes, even in the rain) serpentine river, to the bascule bridge. The river, as everything in the Chesapeake, has such wonderful history…certainly a paradise for a history buff!! Its’ name denotes all the sassafras trees lining its’ shores. We found a wonderful marina – the Sassafras River Marina – and again were warmly welcomed. Jim did not feel well, and one of the employees gave me a ride to get him medication!! Jim slept until he felt better, and we walked to the “Kitty Knight House” for a delicious dinner (and dessert!!). Kitty Knight was a fiery red-head who refused to leave her home during the 1812 war…and has pretty much been immortalized for her ferociousness against the British troops. I am not a history enthusiast but could have spent hours in her home soaking up the history. Apparently, the head of this river (Georgetown and Fredericksburg) were the ports for British supplies. The bascule bridge…we are on a dock almost abutting it…is only 5 feet so it is opened frequently for boating traffic…The weather has not been cooperative…it is 54 degrees and raining…and had this been a 2-week vaca, I’d be on a plane heading home!!!! Alas…tomorrow’s weather is forcased more of the same…but we are going to cross over to Baltimore (we think!!). ..there is a movie theater and aquarium to get us out of the rain!!

Thank God Jim installed a fireplace and a reverse cycle airconditioning/heater!! It would be a hotel for the night without them!
Vessel Name: HOPE
Vessel Make/Model: Grand Banks 42
Hailing Port: East Greenwich, RI
Crew: Jim & Dede McGuire
Jim is currently retired from Rhode Island College where he was a professor of Adult Vocational Education and Management. Dede is currently back into nursing after many years in upper level health care administration. [...]
Extra: This blog shifted "gears" April 4th 2014 from wind power to motor power and "GEARS"! We still adventuring and are setting off soon for a Down East Loop up the Hudson, NY canal system, St Lawrence Seaway down Lake Champlain and back to RI
HOPE's Photos - Main
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Hope's Crew

Who: Jim & Dede McGuire
Port: East Greenwich, RI