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

Vacation starts today.

06 July 2016 | Port Dalhousie, Ontario Canada
After a few long days, we are on Lake Ontario, soon hopefully the muscles used during the canal transit will recover, and we will forget about the weeds we picked up while anchored in Erie which resulted in cleaning the generator strainer at 0345 at a free dock on the north end of the Welland.

The Welland took 20 hours, we arrived at 0700, and were given 4 different departure times, finally locking in at 1800. The transit took 8 hours, we cleared the last lock and thanked Seaway Welland at 0336. We were very happy to have young spry 72, year old Bob Neff with us as he handled most of the fender change work which was frequent. You do a string of locks in about 4 miles that requires two complete fender resets, or 10 fenders, 50 for each side. I had the helm, and did the pushing off the wall while he and EJ did the lines.

But that is behind us, and we are ready for adventure. Lake Ontario has already shown the differences from Erie, being colder it is a storm destroyer, not a builder. We have watched several strong storms simply die when they hit the lake. The scenery from the Dalhousie Yacht club is beautiful, we are tied on the west wall, near the beach and town. If you travel this way we encourage you to stop here, and get the west wall, it is a much shorter walk to town than from the marina or the main Yacht Club docks.

Fair winds and following seas,

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
48 Photos
Created 15 March 2015
Pictures of the new Holding tank and the v-Berth under construction.
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Created 14 February 2015
20 Photos
Created 15 October 2014
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Created 14 October 2014
6 Photos
Created 2 October 2014
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Created 2 October 2014
Reprovisioning and some locking pictures
32 Photos
Created 14 September 2014
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Created 25 August 2014
Pictures from the loop, North Channel to Chicago.
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Created 24 August 2014
Pictures of the Tank Installation.
6 Photos
Created 19 June 2014