Cruising the Great Loop and East Coast with Legendary "Explorer of the Known", Admiral Bird Hisself!
Admiral Bird And Crewmember
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).
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Leg Highlights-Pre Trip
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
|Fish 'N Float '98
||Sailing with Dennis Conner
Reference Websites - Points of Interest, Route Information, Chart & Guide Book List
Watch for Tricky Clicks!!