Author Archives: Arkansas Traveler

Lake Michigan

It took eleven days to cruise south down the eastern shore of Lake Michigan to Hammond, Indiana where the Calumet River meets the lake.  Only six of those days were actual travel days and the others spent in harbors watching the wind … Continue reading

Posted in O- The River System | 2 Comments

Goodbye to Lake Superior

It was after 1100 by the time we got around to raising the anchor.  I suppose that we needed the rest and a hearty breakfast after the rollicking day at sea.  This one, however, was an easy day with northeast … Continue reading

Posted in P - Lake Superior | 3 Comments

It Was The Weather Report That We Were Looking For… But It Was Wrong

VHF reception is spotty in Otter Cove and other remote anchorages in Ontario.  It is impossible to get a weather report through the static.  This year we equipped Arkansas Traveler with a satellite device that comes with a data/phone package. … Continue reading

Posted in P - Lake Superior | 6 Comments

Otter Cove, East

Throughout the winter, thoughts of returning to Otter Cove sustained our dreams of cruising. This Otter Cove is on the Ontario eastern shore of Lake Superior.  It is difficult to describe its draw. Perhaps the high rugged cliffs, the songs … Continue reading

Posted in P - Lake Superior | 4 Comments

Last Days on the Canadian North Shore

From Salter’s Bay, we traveled to Rossport for one night before heading southeast on the long journey out of Lake Superior. The Serendipity Gardens Café features fresh Lake Trout and highlights local artists by hanging their work on the walls. … Continue reading

Posted in P - Lake Superior | 4 Comments

The Slow Cruise Southeast, or, I’m Not Ready to Leave Lake Superior Yet

Every anchorage has colors to post, its distinctive bird songs, its own unique reflections.   The sun rises over Salter’s Bay to the song of the White-throated Sparrow. Loons patrol the bay, with haunting calls. We anchored in Salter’s Bay on … Continue reading

Posted in P - Lake Superior | Leave a comment

More Ontario Anchorages

On Friday morning we cruised out of Otter Cove to anchor in Agate Cove, just ten miles to the east.   After exploring the beaches by dinghy, we raised the anchor and continued east to an unnamed bay on the west … Continue reading

Posted in P - Lake Superior | 1 Comment