Sweet Water

29 December 2014 | Fernandina to Miami
01 December 2014 | Savannah GA
23 November 2014 | North and South Carolina, Charleston
22 November 2014 | Outer Banks, NC
22 November 2014 | Deleware Bay, Chesapeake Bay
04 November 2014
03 November 2014 | Newport, RI
03 November 2014 | Province Town, Canal, Woods Hole
03 November 2014 | Rockland, Booth Bay, Portland
08 October 2014 | Mount Desert Island, ME
28 September 2014
22 September 2014 | Prince Edward Island
18 September 2014
18 September 2014
01 September 2014
27 August 2014
22 August 2014
18 August 2014
17 August 2014 | Port Colborne, CA
15 August 2014 | Port Colborne, CA

Florida Coast

29 December 2014 | Fernandina to Miami
Grant
Fernandina is the first port going south on the Florida Atlanic coast. We loved the place. It is small, quaint, old Florida, and full of history. Leaving Fernandina we took the Inter Coastal Waterway (ICW or ditch) to Daytona Beach.

Georgia

01 December 2014 | Savannah GA
Grant
Savannah is one of our favorite southern cities. On our Christmas vacation trips to Florida over the past few years we have visited Savannah even though it was a side trip. Savannah was not burnt by General Sherman on his march to the sea during the Civil War. The result is a an old southern river port with a lot of historical buildings and other sites. The modern port of Savannah is the fourth largest port on the east coast, shipping cars and containers to Europe and other places. We had a dock on the waterfront in the center of the city.

The Carolina(s)

23 November 2014 | North and South Carolina, Charleston
Grant
After staying a couple of day at Beaufort, NC, we sailed for Charleston, SC. Two hundred twenty nautical miles with the wind at our back. Twice we had dolphins playing in the bow wave. One pod had around ten members. Charleston is a major container and car ship port, as well a beautiful old historical city. They have not forgotten the Civil War in Charleston. We spent a day with Tom and Laura, had brunch, took a horse drawn carriage tour of Charleston, and drove through a beautiful holiday light show in the evening.

Cape Hatteras

22 November 2014 | Outer Banks, NC
Grant
Following a day rest at Hampton, VA., with our new friends, Hans-jorg, Andrea & Alex, we started our trip outside around the notorious Cape Hatteras and the Diamond Shoals that have claimed many ships and lives. Dolphins swam under the bow of the boat in the afternoon. We rounded the Cape at midnight and headed for Beaufort, NC. Beaufort is a small southern town with one main street and lots of hospitality. When you are all tied up and settled they buy you a beer. Catching shrimp is a major industry in Beaufort

Annapolis MD

22 November 2014 | Deleware Bay, Chesapeake Bay
Grant
Deleware Bay is just a river channel with shallows on each side. The upper Chesapeake is the same, shallow brown water. Annapolis, not much there without a boat show. Hampton and Norfolk at the south end of the Chesapeake are interesting stops. Ship traffic, military and civilian is interesting.

New York City

04 November 2014
Grant
After a slow long trip down Long Island Sound, we entered the East River which connects Long Island Sound to NYC harbor. It runs down the East side of Manhattan and flows in both directions. The result is that there many pictures in the gallery of Manhattan and NYC harbor including the Statue of Liberty.
Vessel Name: Monarch
Vessel Make/Model: Hinckley 49
Hailing Port: SW Harbor, Maine
Crew: Diane, Grant & Kiley
About: Diane and I are Co-Captains. Kiley is the first mate. Diane owned a sailboat when she was 16. She bought a Canadian Sailcraft 33 at age 25. She has raced on the Great Lakes and Ocean Races. I am a cruiser and the engineer and keep all of the systems functioning on the boat.
Extra: Kiley provides the love. Email grantkingman@yahoo.com or diane48323@yahoo.com
Monarch's Photos - Main
4 Photos | 6 Sub-Albums
Created 3 October 2014

Crew

Who: Diane, Grant & Kiley
Port: SW Harbor, Maine