April 10, 2024

Legs of the Great Loop Cruise

Katie and Gene Hamilton

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Cruise your boat around the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada

These are the legs of our Loop Cruise aboard High Life, our 36-foot Grand Banks trawler. We left from our home near the Chesapeake Bay and returned just shy of a year later after cruising north on the east coast to the Hudson River, Erie Canal and Lake Ontario. Then we crossed Lake Ontario into Canada across their system of locks and canals. We returned to U.S. waters in Lake Huron and then on Lake Michigan to Chicago and the inland river system to Mobile and the Gulf Coast. We cruised the southwest coast of Florida and crossed to the east coast via the Okeechobee Waterway. From there it was a homebound cruise heading north on the Intracoastal Waterway to the Chesapeake Bay. In that time we returned home in August for a few weeks and then in December through January for the holidays.

It was the adventure of a lifetime!

Here ae the legs on our Great Loop cruise circumnavigating around the eastern half of the United States and Canada on a system of inland rivers, lakes, waterways, canals and the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

Great Loop Cruise Primer https://bringbinoculars.com/boating/boating-the-great-loop-cruise/

Boating Chesapeake Bay, NJ Shore to New York Harbor https://bringbinoculars.com/boating/boating-chesapeake-bay-to-hudson-river/

Boating the Hudson River and the Erie Canal https://bringbinoculars.com/boating/boating-the-hudson-river-to-the-erie-canal/

Lake Ontario to Trent Severn Waterway https://bringbinoculars.com/boating/boating-from-lake-ontario-to-the-trent-severn-waterway/

Boating Ontario’s Big Lifts, Locks and Rocks https://bringbinoculars.com/boating/boating-ontarios-big-lifts-locks-and-rocks/

Boating the Small Craft Route of Georgian Bay to the North Channel https://bringbinoculars.com/boating/boating-the-small-craft-route-of-georgian-bay-to-the-north-channel-leg/

Boating on Lake Michigan from Mackinaw City MI to Chicago IL. https://bringbinoculars.com/boating/boating-on-lake-michigan/

Boating the Inland Rivers Chicago IL to Mobile AL https://bringbinoculars.com/boating/boating-on-the-inland-rivers-from-chicago-to-mobile/

Boating the Panhandle and Gulf Coast from Mobile AL to Fort Myers FL https://bringbinoculars.com/boating/boating-the-panhandle-and-gulf-coast-from-mobile-al-to-fort-myers-fl/

Boating across Florida on the Okeechobee Waterway to Chesapeake Bay https://bringbinoculars.com/boating/boating-across-florida-on-the-okeechobee-waterway-to-chesapeake-bay/

Great Loop Cruise crossword puzzle https://bringbinoculars.com/crossword-puzzles/great-loop-cruise-puzzle/

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Gene and Katie Hamilton travel the U.S. extensively in search of a favorite place. They are members of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.
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