Our Route

Here is our general route in two sections — our actual that we have travelled and our projected waterways that we will be traveling on and cities that we will be passing by or stopping at. I plan to update it as often as possible. We’ll be derigging and pulling out the masts in Calumet Harbor and then lashing them to the decks; we’ll be pretty obvious. If you live in the area, keep an eye out for us and give us a wave if you see us.

Here is our general route in two sections — our actual that we have travelled and our projected waterways that we will be traveling on and cities that we will be passing by or stopping at. I plan to update it as often as possible. We’ll be derigging and pulling out the masts in Calumet Harbor and then lashing them to the decks, we’ll be pretty obvious. If you live in the area, keep an eye out for us and give us a wave if you see us.

Actual:

Malstrom’s Marina, Cheboygan, Michigan – Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rocky Bottom Bay, Garden Peninsula, Michigan – Thursday night, October, 13

Moonlight Bay, Door County, Wisconsin – Friday night, October 14

Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Saturday night, October 15

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Sunday, October 16

Crowley’s Yacht Yard, Calumet, Illinois – Monday, October 17 – Thursday morning, October 20

Little Calumet River to Chicago River

Joliet, Illinois – Thursday night, October 20

Illinois River near Peru – Friday night, October 21

Turkey Island, Illinois River – Saturday night, October 22

Illinois River, mile marker 61.4 – Sunday night, October 23

past Peoria, Illinois

Dresser Island, Wingdam mile marker #208.2 Mississippi River – Monday night, October 24

past St. Louis, MO

Wingdam mile marker #106 Mississippi River – Tuesday night, October 25

past Cape Girardeau, MO

Wingdam mile marker #7.7 Mississippi River – Wednesday night, October 26

past Cairo, IL

onto the Ohio River

past Paducah, KY

Towhead Island, mile marker #923.5 Ohio River – Thursday night, October 27

onto Cumberland River

Green Turtle Bay Marina, Lake Barkley, KY – Friday night, October 28

to Barkley Canal

to Kentucky Lake past Land Between the Lakes

Mile marker #107 Tennessee River, Rockport Island, TN – Saturday night, October, 29

Wolf Island, mile marker #192.6, Sunday night – October 30

to Yellow Creek

to Pickwick Lake

to Tombigbee River

Mile marker #399.0 near John L Rankin Lock – Monday night, October 31

Mile marker #342.7 – Tuesday night, November 1

Mile marker #265.8 after Helfin Lock – Wednesday night, November 2

Demopolis Yacht Basin, Demopolis, AL – Thursday night, November 3

Bashi Creek on Tombigbee River, mile marker #145 – Friday night, November 4

Mile marker #87,  Tombigbee River – Saturday night, November 5

past Alabama River to Mobile River to Mobile Bay

Turner’s Marina, Dog River, Mobile Alabama – Sunday night, November 6

Gulf of Mexico N 30 14’ W 87 27’ – Wednesday night, November 9

Gulf of Mexico N 29 40’ W 85 16’ Anchorage – Thursday night, November 10

Gulf of Mexico N 28 35’ W 083 52’ sailed through the night – Friday night, November 11

Gulf of Mexico  N 28 35’ W 083 52’  to N 26 37’ W 082 14’ La Costa Island (aka Cayo Costa) – Saturday night, November 12

Salty Sam’s Marina, Fort Myers Beach, Florida – Sunday night, November 13

All had departed Salty Sam’s Marina – Wednesday, November 16

We didn’t take an exact reading of mileage from Cheboygan, Michigan to Calumet but Terry approximated that it was 330 nautical miles. From Calumet, Illinois to Fort Myers, Florida we motored and sailed 1614 nautical miles or 1859 statute miles. For a total of 1944 nautical miles or 2236 statute miles. (See Day 15 blog entry for a detailed discussing on nautical and statute miles.)

Terry then measured as the crow flies from Cheboygan, Michigan to Fort Myers, Florida, which is almost due south. It is 1156 nautical miles. This means there is 788 nautical miles of wandering back and forth that we did to get from Michigan to Florida.

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3 Responses to Our Route

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  2. Ellen says:

    Great photos! Bill, let us know when you arrive.

  3. TOPSEY COOSAW says:

    Hi,
    My husband and I have just purchased a 49’ LRC Hatteras and are planning to make the loop beginning next week. We were told that we have about a five-foot draft.
    We are planning a trip to the Georgian Bay with hopes of touring on the Trent-Severn waterway in Canada. The first leg of our trip will be from mile marker 480 in the upper Mississippi river at Moline Illinois down to mile marker 218 in the upper Mississippi river. At that point we will turn northeast on the Illinois River at Grafton Illinois and continue up the Illinois River taking the Cal-Sag route into Lake Michigan and crossing to Saugatuck-Douglas area in Lake Michigan.
    At the present time we need a lot of help with good marinas and anchorages along our route down the Mississippi and up the Illinois and across the southern end of lake Michigan to Saugatuck.
    If you have any suggestions regarding these deep water marinas and deep water anchorages it would be most helpful to us since we are new to boating on the rivers and lakes. We are especially interested in anchorages.
    Also if you have any tips regarding locking through that would be helpful as well.
    By the way, we have heard a lot of horror stories regarding the last thirty miles of the Illinois River, is the any truth to them in your experience?
    Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you and best regards,
    Broadus and Topsey Coosaw

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