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Cruising the Great Loop and East Coast with Legendary "Explorer of the Known", Admiral Bird Hisself!


Admiral Bird And Crewmember

"Circumnavigation of the Eastern Continent"

a.k.a. "The Great Loop"

 April 22 - November 30, 2000

The renowned explorer, seaman, gastronome and oenophile, Admiral Bird, master of the legendary trawler SeaBird and re-discoverer of the Northeast Passage, has completed yet another voyage in his never ending quest to discover the known.

The voyage began from Seabird's home port of Longboat Key, Florida on April 22nd, proceeding across the Okeechobee Waterway, up the east cost to New York City, thence via the Hudson River, Erie Canal, Lake Ontario, Trent Severn Waterway, Lakes Huron and Michigan to Chicago. From the windy city southward on the Illinois, Mississippi and  Tennessee rivers and Tombigbee waterway to Mobile, Alabama. Then around the Gulf Coast back to Longboat Key. The voyage covered some 5000 statute miles and took 7 months to complete (including shore leave).                                      

For further information click one of the following links:

SeaBird II Photos  

Route Map
Weekly Schedule                    
Leg Highlights-Pre Trip                                   
Crew Information                               

Loop Log and Photos of Each Leg                                                  Photo by Lantz                     

Leg 1 - Longboat Key to Jekyll Island 
Leg 2 - Jekyll Island to Wilmington, NC
Leg 3 - Wilmington, NC to Norfolk
Leg 4 - Norfolk to New York City
Leg 5 - New York City to Albany
Leg 5A - Albany to Oswego
Leg 6 - Oswego to Oriella, Ont.
Leg 7 - Oriella, Ont. to Mackinaw City, MI
Leg 8 - Mackinaw City to Chicago 
Leg 9 - Chicago to St. Louis
Leg 10 - St. Louis to Waverly, TN
Leg 11 - Waverly, TN to Demopolis, AL
Leg 12 - Demopolis, AL to Panama City
Leg 13/13A - Panama City to Longboat Key

More Loop Photos

Seabird Archives- Past Voyages               


Northeast Passage, 1998 Log, Legs 1-3 and Crew Notice                    

bulletFish 'N Float '98
bulletNautical Terms
bulletPhoto Gallery
bulletSailing with Dennis Conner
bulletPhideaux's Page

Reference Websites - Points of Interest, Route Information, Chart & Guide Book List


Watch for Tricky Clicks!!  

Updated 10/12/10