America’s Great Loop is a +/- 6000 mile “loop” that one can navigate by boat to circumnavigate the Eastern USA. Our Loop began in Long Island NY on May 25, 2021 and we completed it about a year later on May 5, 2022. Loopers call that “crossing one’s wake.” Our blog chronicles an almost daily account. This list of links is a shortened “sample” of the key blog posts put up during our Great Loop. Of course, we think you might like going through all the blog posts in-between those shown below too!
https://shellerina.com/2022/05/05/shellerina-crosses-her-wake/ (Some of our Loop Statistics & Costs)
https://shellerina.com/2021/05/26/eventful-day-one/ (Illustrates the need to be flexible & change plans)
https://shellerina.com/2021/05/30/going-up/ more on locks
https://shellerina.com/2021/06/09/low-bridges/ on western Erie Canal
https://shellerina.com/2021/06/13/medina-aquaduct/ a unique crossing on the Erie Canal
https://shellerina.com/2021/06/13/canvas-cam/ Interesting videos through low bridges Erie Canal
https://shellerina.com/2021/06/20/first-intro-to-the-great-lakes/ Our first exposure to Great Lakes
https://shellerina.com/2021/06/26/fellow-loopers-all-from-great-south-bay-long-island/ Stuff one can do on the Loop!
https://shellerina.com/2021/06/28/finally-we-are-underway-again/ “Weather Windows” are key on open water
https://shellerina.com/2021/07/02/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame/ More stuff one can do!
https://shellerina.com/2021/07/08/st-clair/ More friends met along the way
https://shellerina.com/2021/07/19/harrisville-mi/ Example of Dock Tales with other Loopers!
https://shellerina.com/2021/08/08/how-to-save-1000/ Slow down and save as much as $7500 on your Loop!
https://shellerina.com/2021/08/17/cheapest-diesel-found-on-the-dock-this-year/ Racine – a Great marina!
https://shellerina.com/2021/09/03/low-bridges-on-the-loop/ Chicago’s bridges
https://shellerina.com/2021/09/07/jeremy/ A noteworthy vendor along the Loop who will help you out.
https://shellerina.com/2021/09/12/log-a-diles/ Hazards on the Great Loop
https://shellerina.com/2021/09/27/live-webcam-showing-shellerina/ Green Turtle Bay – a must stop marina!
https://shellerina.com/2021/10/14/wilson-lock/ A lock with a 92 foot lift! Amazing
https://shellerina.com/2021/11/02/mobile-al-time-lapse/ Documents the transition from western rivers to ICW and the Gulf of Mexico.
https://shellerina.com/2021/11/14/shellerinas-crossing-aka-residual-blessings/ Gulf crossing
https://shellerina.com/2021/11/14/part-two-residual-blessing-the-next-morning/ TowBoatUS needed!
https://shellerina.com/2021/12/14/home-for-a-month/ We wintered in Jacksonville for 3 months
https://shellerina.com/2022/03/21/red-right-return/ Red-Right-Return? Not always! Interesting facts on RED & GREEN!
https://shellerina.com/2022/03/28/the-rockpile/ Myrtle Beach area
https://shellerina.com/2022/04/26/branch-channel-delaware-city-de/ A great example of how one cannot trust Auto Route
https://shellerina.com/2022/04/30/dbofs/ Navigating Delaware River and Delaware Bay
https://shellerina.com/2022/05/03/nj-coast-strategies/ We took NJ ICW as we finished our Loop. Heading south 4 months later we took the outside route as the “weather window” was perfect.