Shelly and Ray Sirois moved from Harrison Maine to the south shore of Long Island NY the summer of 2015. They lived aboard Shellerina for the first few months, until they got keys to a winter residence nearby. The boat was a 1993 Chaparral Signature 27, powered by a single Mercruiser engine. Aboard this boat they have cruised significant portions of the Maine coast between Portland, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Rockland, and Stonington. So far they have cruised Great South Bay, Sandy Hook NJ, NYC, and the lower Hudson River to places like Haverstraw, and as far north as Kingston NY. In that boat we also cruised to Block Island and most all the ports of eastern Long Island.
In July 2020 we upgraded to a 2000 Mainship 390 “trawler” style cruiser. On our first voyage aboard her we brought her home to Long Island from East Greenwich RI, a 150 mile journey.
In 2021 we pushed off for a one-year cruise on America’s Great Loop! … after which we will follow the seasons from Maine to the Caribbean. As of this update in November 2021, we are in Clearwater Beach FL.
AGLCA#17714 – MTOA#8061
Ray has his USCG Captain’s license. (Master w/ sailing and commercial towing endorsements.). Both Ray and Shelly have been boating their whole lives.