The Voyages of s/v Lucky Bird

21 August 2019 | Straits Marina, Mackinaw City
06 August 2019 | Village of Brockport
30 July 2019
27 July 2019
21 June 2019 | Wickford Cove Marina
20 May 2019 | Antlantic Yacht Basin
13 May 2019 | Homer Smith Marina, final Salty Dawg Destination
21 April 2019 | Frenchtown, St. Thomas V.I. Easter Celebration
20 April 2019 | Brewers Bay, St. Thomas VI
11 April 2019 | Nanny Cay Marine, Tortola, BVI
28 March 2019 | Green Cay Marina, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
25 March 2019
24 February 2019 | Jolly Harbor Marina, Antigua

Day One & Two

03 September 2017
Wow!! What a fantastic send-off - "E" Dockers are the best!!

Our first passage went fairly uneventful, all 300 yards from our slip to the pump out station. Here sits the captain in deep contemplation wondering if the holding tank will leak or maybe he's just dreaming. This stop though was not without problems. An hour into our trip south I noticed steam from the exhaust pipe, YIKES, that's not good. Shutdown and pull the intake screen and yup it was full of grass, arg! Thanks to the weed infestation at Southport. After that all went well.

Today is Sunday and Crowley's is closed and very quiet.'s time for some project work. Cruisers are always fixing, replacing or adding new stuff. This time it's a new charge controller. Alice snapped a picture of the captain hard at work. Just how many OSHA violations can you spot? It all turned out ok but it took me three tries to get the panel cut correctly, not a good sign and look at that mid-girth, I guess the captain needs to cut out the carbs.

Next is prepping the mast for its journey by truck to Mobile where we hope to be in early November. Thanks to all our "E" dock friends, we'll miss you!!
Vessel Name: Lucky Bird
Vessel Make/Model: 1990 Moody 425 cc
Hailing Port: Kenosha, WI
Crew: Robert & Alice Smith
Alice and I have spent considerable time together on the water; cruising and racing on the waters of New England, the Caribbean and Lake Michigan.

Sailing is our passion and together we've been fortunate to experience the thrills, the camaraderie and the enjoyment boating provides. [...]

We seek the freedom, excitement and challenges of voyaging.

Lucky Bird's Photos - Main
This is our second journey south to the Caribbean. This time we've chosen to exit Lake Michigan and proceed south through the in-land waterway system to Mobile. We'll start around Labor Day and take our time exploring the history of middle America.
207 Photos
Created 28 July 2017
30 Photos
Created 12 July 2013
101 Photos
Created 17 July 2012
Bob and Alice return to Lucky Bird after spending the summer in Addison.
31 Photos
Created 4 December 2010
Heading into the Windward Islands and further south
108 Photos
Created 22 February 2010
121 Photos
Created 11 June 2009