Author Archives: Arkansas Traveler

East from Thunder Bay

The sea trial was a great success and as expected, Arkansas Traveler runs quite smoothly through the water now. The odd vibrations at low RPM are gone. The people at Thunder Bay Yacht Club were wonderful to us and very accommodating … Continue reading

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Back to Thunder Bay

Word from Canada is that Arkansas Traveler is ready to splash! The shaft has been straightened, the engine realigned on its mounts, the cutlass bearings replaced, the strut straightened, and the spare propeller mounted in its spot at the end … Continue reading

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Thank You, Thunder Bay

The above photo demonstrates how a vessel floats happily on the water.  Alas, Arkansas Traveler requires serious work and it will be several weeks before she again tugs at her anchor. On Friday morning we left Prince Arthur Landing Marina and cruised … Continue reading

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Chippewa Harbor to Thunder Bay

We spent four magnificent nights at anchor in Chippewa Harbor. A storm was brewing, so late Sunday afternoon we moved to a wider area of the basin for better protection from the 45-knot winds in the forecast. We had room to swing … Continue reading

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Day One at Isle Royale

Saturday morning was clear and calm. Loading the dinghy with laundry and our check-in papers for the Isle Royale National Park Service, Bob grabbed the fishing pole, just in case, and we trolled our way to Windigo dock. At the … Continue reading

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Passage to Isle Royale

At 0400 on Friday morning the NOAA weather forecast was what it had been for days: northeast winds 5 knots in the morning, veering to southeast in the afternoon; seas, less than two feet. From the deck, there was no … Continue reading

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Leaving the Apostle Islands; June 16

Yesterday, before leaving the Apostle Islands, we took the ferry to Madeline Island and visited the historic museum at La Pointe. It was a windy and rainy day and after touring the museum we found some coffee and took the … Continue reading

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