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

A visit with old friends.

09 July 2016 | Hamilton, Ontario Canada
We are starting our tour of Lake Ontario, and to do a proper tour, you need to start at one end and go to the other. Our personal visit to Lake Ontario would not be complete without a visit with old friends. My working career took me to Canada hundreds of times, with offices in Toronto, Burlington and Windsor, I made many great friends and had many great memories. A visit to Hamilton on the West end of Lake Ontario gave me the opportunity to host some of the retired, soon to be retired and still working friends on our boat. As I have always said you have to enjoy work and the people you meet to make it worthwhile, and I certainly enjoyed this group.

Entering Lake Ontario from the Welland, we were shocked to see how cold and deep it was, we had heard the stories, but you have to see it for yourself. Shortly after leaving Port Dalhousie, we had 100 feet of water, and saw temperatures in the low 60's. (I am not sure that was completely accurate, as that is one Instrument that seems to have gone bad.) However, the wind was cold. The cold lake created what I will call a "storm destroyer" we watched many thunderstorms develop over land and split or decay quickly as they approached Lake Ontario. Even some of the large storms that hit Lake Erie over the weekend, simply split in half, and went north and south of us. I am beginning to like this lake.

As with all cruising, most of the time the wind is blowing the opposite direction from your desired course, so it is either a few hundred tacks or the droan of the engine that gets you from point A to B. I am looking forward to setting sail.

Tomorrow we plan to be in either Port Credit or Toronto.

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
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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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Created 15 October 2014
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Created 2 October 2014
Reprovisioning and some locking pictures
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Created 14 September 2014
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Pictures from the loop, North Channel to Chicago.
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Created 24 August 2014
Pictures of the Tank Installation.
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Created 19 June 2014