Here are the Blogs in the Great Loop Cruise Leg 3 category.
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Wednesday, 29 September 2004
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The Katy Leigh sails from Oxford Yacht Agency on the Trappe River to Winter Harbor Marina at Brewerton, NY on the Erie Canal. Click here to start at the beginning.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/29/2004 2:07 AM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 28 September 2004
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The last day onboard is cleanup time and packing. We also have to write down what we left on the boat as it simplifies packing and shopping for our return in May 2005. We pumped out the holding tank, drained the water tank and were hauled out at 11:00AM. The bottom was in perfect condition as was the ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/28/2004 1:39 PM by Bob Duthie
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Monday, 27 September 2004
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Enterprise Car Rental dropped off a car at 7:30AM. Much of the morning was spent with Jim Stewart, Service Manager for Winter Harbor. He showed examples of the work they do that were very impressive. He showed us how he removed the fuel tanks from a Grand Banks by cutting a large hole through the bottom ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/27/2004 1:36 PM by Bob Duthie
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Sunday, 26 September 2004
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Movie night, last night, was not to be as the generator kept stalling. Today I think I have it fixed.  The fuel filters were dirty. Tonight we have shore power so the generator won't be an issue. We crossed Oneida Lake today and arrived in Brewerton around 12:30PM. Oneida Lake was calm and today ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/26/2004 5:59 PM by Bob Duthie
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Saturday, 25 September 2004
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It was just 15 miles to cruise to Sylvan Beach. This is a summer place at the east end of Oneida Lake, the largest lake contained within New York state. Summer is over here, just about everything was closed except the small supermarket. We tied up at the public dock and ran the generator again. However, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/25/2004 6:54 PM by Bob Duthie
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Friday, 24 September 2004
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It was foggy at dawn for the first time, but soon it was another beautiful day; how long can it last? We cruised 35 miles to Rome NY. Now there is only 36 miles to Brewerton, our final stop on this leg. We have reached the highest point on the eastern part of the Erie Canal. It is downhill from here ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/24/2004 8:11 PM by Bob Duthie
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Thursday, 23 September 2004
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The weather today was beautiful again. We started the day with breakfast at a downtown restaurant. It was the first time we have seen biscuits on the menu in the North. They turned out to be terrible soggy masses of dough covered with melted butter. Someone from down South needs to offer instruction. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2004 8:10 PM by Bob Duthie
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Wednesday, 22 September 2004
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Today was a beautiful sunny day with hardly a cloud in the sky. Amsterdam looked pretty grim although a very fancy docking area with a pedestrian bridge across the many railway tracks had been built in the last few years. We went on to Canajoharie arriving around 4:00PM after 6 locks. We are now a day ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2004 8:17 PM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 21 September 2004
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I got my $1.55 breakfast downtown but with bacon it was $3.16. Then it was up to talk to the lockmaster to get advice on whether to stay or press on as far as we can go. His advice was to stay as Waterford is the best place. At noon I checked the Erie Canal info line and they reported that the canal ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/21/2004 8:35 PM by Bob Duthie
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Monday, 20 September 2004
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We left early to take advantage of the tide which has an impact as far north as Troy (just above Albany). It was cold so I tried to start the generator to get some heat, but its 5 year old battery was dead and will not hold a charge. When we got to Troy the dock master drove me to NAPA and I was able ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/20/2004 8:11 PM by Bob Duthie
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Sunday, 19 September 2004
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We had a good sleep in the B&B and a great breakfast. The crew of two boats slept there. The marina didn't charge us for Sat and Sun night so that covered the cost of the B&B. Sunday was cleanup day. The water had risen above the docks so there was lots of mud. The boats that floated out to the Hudson ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/19/2004 8:09 PM by Bob Duthie
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Saturday, 18 September 2004
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It rained all night and the lines creaked because of the high current. NOAA put Catskill Creek under a flood watch. The current is running 7-8 kts so there is only one way to go which is out toward the Hudson. A large sailboat just passed out of control. It wrapped a rope around the prop and the captain ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/18/2004 7:59 PM by Bob Duthie
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Friday, 17 September 2004
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We drove the rental car to Deising's Bakery for breakfast. The bakery offers more than 300 different items and is an incredible place to eat and watch what goes on. At 10:30AM we left the harbor for Troy NY. As we turned North into the Hudson we passed a 25ft Albin, a Swedish built trawler that we ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/17/2004 7:56 PM by Bob Duthie
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Thursday, 16 September 2004
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Cingular's data service would not work but is working today. It is a cloudy wet day so we are staying in Kingston for another day. I went to Rotary this morning. It was the smallest group I have ever seen with only 16 members of which 4 plus 2 guests attended the meeting. We moved the boat from the ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2004 10:27 AM by Bob Duthie
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Wednesday, 15 September 2004
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Today is the half-way day of this leg but we have covered 2/3 of the distance. Now we can take it easy. It was a gorgeous day and the scenery spectacular as the Hudson winds through mountains most of the way. The river is very deep; over 100 feet in many places. My theory of tide travel worked well ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2004 10:24 AM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 14 September 2004
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We woke up to violent rocking and decided we had had enough. We cruised up the Hudson River to Haverstraw Bay where we tied up at an enormous marina with over 300 slips. The season is really over here with almost no one around. The docks are floating made of aluminum. It is impossible to walk on them ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/14/2004 8:30 PM by Bob Duthie
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Monday, 13 September 2004
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Newport is the rockiest marina we have been in yet. There is a ferry boat terminal nearby and the ferries kick up a huge wake every time they leave the dock. The water in the marina inlet then rocks like water in a bathtub. The ferries start up at 5:30AM and go to about 8:00PM so it is hard to get a ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/13/2004 8:28 PM by Bob Duthie
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Sunday, 12 September 2004
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We planned to be in New York by Tuesday and here we are on Sunday at Newport Marina, part of a huge new development in Jersey City across from Manhattan. There is a mall nearby, high rise apartments, office buildings, etc.  However, the cable TV is broken and the boat is constantly rocking from passing ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2004 5:57 PM by Bob Duthie
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Saturday, 11 September 2004
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Today was mostly cloudy and for the first time, cool. We cruised 44.1 miles in the ICW to Manasquan. Mile Zero at Manasquan Inlet is the end (or beginning) of the ICW. In spite of all the dire warnings about how shallow the ICW is in New Jersey we did not have any problem and never touched bottom anywhere. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/11/2004 7:51 PM by Bob Duthie
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Friday, 10 September 2004
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The sunrise today was beautiful. The cold front had come through and the wind was from the west at 5-10 mph. A perfect day to go outside, although NOAA said the waves were 4-6 feet. Through the Cape May inlet we were out in the ocean. The 4-6 ft waves were swells that just past harmlessly under the ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/10/2004 5:54 PM by Bob Duthie
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Thursday, 9 September 2004
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Today's story is about Mike and Jack from Erie PA. In the small world category it seems that Mike went to school with the son of the man that sold us the Katy Leigh. They came in last night on a brand new Fountain 37' Cruiser from New York. It cruises at 55 MPH and rides beautifully. Unfortunately at ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2004 8:12 PM by Bob Duthie
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Wednesday, 8 September 2004
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There was a rainstorm during the night but today it only sprinkled every now and then. We rented a car and did our shopping. I bought a new VHF radio with a built-in loud hailer and fog horn. I was able to replace two old units dating back to 1981 with one new box. It is now easier to see out the windshield. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/08/2004 9:02 PM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 7 September 2004
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The weather god was good to us today. We had one of our longest days cruising 74 miles mostly in the wide open water of Delaware Bay with its exposure to the Atlantic. Potentially, this was the most dangerous water since the Gulf crossing last fall. We set out early in heavy overcast at 6:30AM and reached ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2004 5:56 PM by Bob Duthie
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Monday, 6 September 2004
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We managed to get out of the crowded harbor at Annapolis without hitting any other boats or piles.  The wind was light and the current slow. It was cloudy and dull almost all day. Arriving at Chesapeake City at 1:30PM we docked on the south side of the Chesapeake & Delaware canal at the Chesapeake Inn ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2004 8:45 PM by Bob Duthie
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Sunday, 5 September 2004
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Andrew and Peg arrived by motorcycle yesterday afternoon. We all walked downtown and toured the harbor. Annapolis is home to a number of 100' megayachts. The public harbor was bedlam with tourists and boats. The city dock is not the place to tie up on a holiday weekend unless you like having a big crowd ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/05/2004 6:07 PM by Bob Duthie
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Saturday, 4 September 2004
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We left at 7:30AM for Annapolis a distance of 35 miles. Nearing Annapolis the view was a sea of sailboats stretching across the horizon. The last time we saw a sight like that was the sailing Olympics on Lake Ontario in 1976. It seems that on holiday weekends all the boats are out so we got a slip without ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2004 1:03 PM by Bob Duthie
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Friday, 3 September 2004
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An nice day in Oxford at the Oxford Yacht Agency (see photo) to wait around and while the windlass was being fixed. There was a 1990 36' Grand Banks beside us that had just been purchased by a single 50ish woman, Sally. She hired a captain to teach her how to run the boat and take it to Southport, NC. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/03/2004 1:03 PM by Bob Duthie
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Thursday, 2 September 2004
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We left Nashville in Thunderstorms delaying our departure for 30 minutes and arrived in Baltimore just 10 minutes late. Our good friend Jack was waiting at the airport for us. I wanted to take video (with our new DVD camera) crossing the Bay Bridge but Jack warned me that a few weeks ago a foreigner ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/02/2004 9:00 PM by Bob Duthie
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