Second Knot

31 July 2022 | Pine River, inside the St Clair River
26 July 2022 | St Clair Boat Harbor
23 July 2022 | St Clair River
19 July 2022 | St Clair Boat Harbor
06 July 2022 | St Clair River to St Clair Boat Harbor
05 July 2022 | Safe Harbor Jefferson Beach
04 July 2022 | The Millikan Harbor, Detroit, MI
03 July 2022 | Cedar Point
02 July 2022 | Cedar Point Marina, Sandusky, OH
01 July 2022 | Mentor Yacht Club
30 June 2022 | Lake Erie
29 June 2022 | Welland Canal
28 June 2022 | Lake Ontario
16 May 2022 | Sassy Marina, Algonac, MI
28 September 2021 | Sassy Marina, Algonac, Michigan
27 September 2021 | Anita’s Restaurant, Marine City
18 September 2021 | Middle Channel, back to home port
17 September 2021 | Mac Ray Harbor
16 September 2021 | Lake St Clair
29 August 2021 | Pine River, St Clair Boat Harbor

Day 8-Millikan Harbor to Jefferson Beach

05 July 2022 | Safe Harbor Jefferson Beach
Doug Lauzon | Partly sunny, warm, breezy, and easy seas
Today was our shortest day of travel at 15 miles, taking us just over an hour. At Safe Harbor Jefferson Beach we were able to meet with two vendors, one to detail the boat and the other for canvas replacement.
The site of the marina dates back to 1927 when Jefferson Beach Amusement Park opened and boasted the world's longest roller coaster, a Ferris wheel, carousel, arcade, and dance pavilion. The park was destroyed by fire in 1955 and the remaining buildings torn down in 1959 for the opening of what is now Jefferson Beach Marina.
It has always had a special meaning for me since it is where I worked onboard several boats as well as for the marina itself.
The view from the shores of this area of St Clair Shores, commonly known as the "Nautical Mile", is within a distance from the shipping channel that connects the St Clair River to the north and the Detroit River to the south. Hard to imagine that ships of this size travel the Welland Canal as we did in order to make destinations into the eastern Great Lakes or Atlantic Ocean.
Tomorrow will be our last day of travel, bringing us to our home port of the St Clair Boat Harbor in St Clair, Michigan.
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Vessel Name: Second Knot
Vessel Make/Model: Carver 396 Aft Cabin
Hailing Port: St. Clair, MI.
Crew: Doug & Cathy
About: Second Knot will be our boating season home on the water in the Great Lakes.
Extra: We have completed three seasons of living aboard "Second Knot" and now entering our fourth. Please scroll through our posts to share the days, trips, and memories that were created.