Cruising - America's Great Loop


The adventure of circumnavigating eastern North America by boat is known as "cruising the Great Loop. Some adventurers set out wanting to be surprised. Bob Duthie developed an elearning program for those who prefer knowing what to expect on the trip. See previews here.

The complete program includes 2,400 photos and maps, with more than 6 hours of narration. It's designed so you can take it with you on your computer or smart phone as no Internet access is required.

The elearning program is packaged 2 ways; Download complete program, or 11 Downloadable Segments. Use the individual segments to find adventures in an area such as the Chesapeake, where you currently boat. Use the Addtional Details buttons to see which version is best for you.

Nancy Koch on Taking Care of Our Own said "Thank you so much. I was able to download the files with not a problem. My husband and I have watched the entire video once already and are looking forward to seeing it again many times in the future. We appreciate your invaluable experiences and advice as we get ready to retire and start our own great loop adventure!"

11 Chicago to Kentucky Lake

11 Chicago to Kentucky Lake
Chicago Illinois to Kentucky Lake, Tennessee River

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This segment covers the following 68 places and events.
• Fire Escape • Grand Lux Restaurant • Field Museum • Millennium Park • Fireworks • Chicago Morning Skyline • Navy Pier • Chicago River • Marina City Towers • LaSalle Street bascule bridge • Merchandise Mart • Civic Opera Building • Chinatown Park • Amtrack Railway Bridge • Crowley’s Yacht Yard • 17 ft clearance bridge at mile 320.5 • Calumet Sag Channel • Electric fish barrier • Lockport lock • Brandon Road lock • Harborside Marina • Ottawa • Starved Rock Lock • Peru • Henry Harbor Landing Marina • Chillicothe Bananas Restaurant • Peoria Lake • Hamm’s Holiday Harbor Marina • Ilinois Valley Yacht Club • Peoria • Tall Timbers Marina • Beardstown • Logsdon’s Tow rudimentary dockage • Beardstown tour • Illinois Riverdock Restaurant and dock • Grafton (marina open now) • Illinois River junction with Mississippi River • Alton Marina – floating swimming pool • Mel Price Lock • Chain of Rocks canal • Lock 27 – last lock south on Mississippi
• St Louis Arch • Kimmswick • Wing dam • Hoppies Marine Service • Touring Kimmswick • Old House Restaurant • 65 ft Mallahide trawler Tesoro • St. Genevieve • Kaskaskia River lock • Grand Tower Rock • Cape Girardeau
• Little River Diversion Channel
• Lower end Angelo Towhead • Cairo • Olmstead Lock – under construction to 2018 • Lock 52 Anchorage  • Lock 53 • Metropolis • 1802 Fort Massac
• Paducah • Decision point: Tennessee River or Cumberland River • Tennessee River • Kentucky Dam • Kentucky Lake • Eggers Ferry Bridge – arch style opened in 2016 • Kenlake Marina
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