03 November 2016 | St. Petersburg, Florida
24 October 2016 | St. Petersburg, Florida
25 July 2016 | Port Colborne, Ontario, CA
21 July 2016 | Toronto, Ontario, CA
16 July 2016 | Admiralty Islands, St. Lawrence river
12 July 2016 | Trento, Ontario Canada
10 July 2016 | Whitby, Ontario Canada
09 July 2016 | Hamilton, Ontario Canada
06 July 2016 | Port Dalhousie, Ontario Canada
30 December 2015 | Tierra Verde Florida, the EdE J is on the hard in Cleveland
23 September 2015 | CYC Dock
08 August 2015 | Cleveland Yachting Club
13 July 2015 | NYC, the Hudson and Catskill
14 June 2015 | The Maritime Republic of Eastport, better known as the other side of the river from Annapolis
31 May 2015 | Portsmouth Virginia
28 May 2015 | Northbound ICW near Pamlico Sound.
25 May 2015 | Waccamaw River, SM 385
22 May 2015 | Middle of the AICWW

NYC, The Hudson Experience and the start of leg 5

13 July 2015 | NYC, the Hudson and Catskill
Ed/ much more seasonal
NYC was fantastic. EJ and I toured the 9/11 memorial, it took almost a day, a lot to see, and many memories rekindled. I left Newark bound for Raleigh NC at about 7:50 AM on 9/11/2001, I landed in a different world and mood. Silence and solitude in a normally busy airport. Then we saw TV Monitors.

We saw Jersey Boys, and had a great early anniversary dinner at Tribeca Grille, recommended by Jake's mom, traveled the subways, saw Wall Street and took the day long BigBus tour. We loved NYC. Anniversary picture are on EJ's Facebook.

Liberty landing Marina was very safe and secure, I had to walk a mile and a half for groceries, but the secure marina with great access to the city made it worth it. The ferry to the city left from a dock 200 feet away, and dropped us right in town.

Next we started the trip up the Hudson, while close to the city, the river traffic was heavy and busy. I saw 356 AIS targets at once, the most since Ft. Lauderdale, and again, we were the smallest. We also encountered our first AIS tagged Aids to Navigation, so now radar in busy areas is supplemented by AIS, great when navigating tight places in the fog, and we had some of that.

The Hudson above the city was a mixture of old and new, and reminded me a lot of Europe. Waterside homes, train traffic and many bed and breakfast places.

In Catskill it was time to turn the EdE J into a trawler again and prepare for leg 5. The team at Riverview was fantastic. At Riverview, they keep cradles and wood from previous cruisers, and you go grab what you need and build. Engineering and building a cradle to support the 65 foot mast on a 42 foot boat was a challenge, but in the end I did it, and after a day of labor EdE J was ready. It took the crew 45 minutes to drop and set the stick, and we were ready.

Off to the races the next day, we cleared Federal Lock 1 in Troy and made the turn to the Erie Canal officially ending leg 4 and starting leg 5, only about 600 miles to go. I found out how much more difficult it was to maneuver with that big stick sideways, but EJ was a great Admiral calling out distances, and letting me know before I hit anything. We learned a lot in Lock 1.

More on the Erie canal and the challenges of it later.

See all of you soon, Ed and EJ

Vessel Name: EdE J
Vessel Make/Model: Endeavour 42
Hailing Port: Cleveland, Ohio
Crew: Ed and EJ Mahoney
About: We started sailing 35 years ago on our first wedding anniversary, this is our fourth boat, purchased new in 1986. We are both Semi-Retired. Our daughter Meghan currently lives in Florida, she and her Fiancée enjoy cruising with us as their time permits.
Extra: Ed is a classic do it yourselfer, and undertaking the retrofit of the EdE J to prepare it for cruising. Watch the blog for some of his horror stories.
EdE J's Photos - Main
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Created 15 March 2015
Pictures of the new Holding tank and the v-Berth under construction.
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Created 14 February 2015
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Reprovisioning and some locking pictures
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Pictures from the loop, North Channel to Chicago.
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Pictures of the Tank Installation.
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