Our Great Loop Schedule

Travel Routes for America's Great Loop

Here is our ongoing itinerary. Sign up for our Sunday Update newsletter for more details.

May 15, 2019 – Day 1 starting point: Cutter Marina, Essex, Maryland (North Baltimore). Baltimore, Maryland to Chesapeake City, Maryland (Wall: no power – total: 1)

May 16, 2019 – #2 Chesapeake City, Maryland to Cape May, New Jersey. Stayed at Utsch’s Marina 3 nights. (Marina – total: 1)

May 19, 2019 – Headed out from Cape May, New Jersey to Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey. Got out to the Atlantic and then had to be towed back to Cape May. The tow took us to Canyon Club Resort Marina where we stayed 3 nights. (Marina – total: 2)

May 22, 2019 – Took the boat out for a sea trial. Works great! Heading back to Cape May, New Jersey to stay at Utsch’s Marina. We decided to lay low, take it easy and finally see Cape May.

May 27, 2019 – #3 Cape May, New Jersey to Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey. We stayed at Hoffman’s Marina. (Marina – total: 3)

May 28, 2019 – #4 Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey to Staten Island, New York. We stayed at Mansion Marina. (Marina – total: 4)

May 30, 2019 – #5 Staten Island, New York to Croton on Hudson, New York. Saw the Statue of Liberty. Wow! We stayed at Half Moon Bay Marina. (Marina – total: 5)

June 1, 2019 – #6 Croton on Hudson, New York to Kingston, New York. Stayed at the Kingston City Marina. (Marina – total: 6)

June 3, 2019 – #7 Kingston, New York to Albany, New York. Stayed at Albany Yacht Club. (Marina – total: 7)

June 6, 2019 – #8 Albany, New York to Schenectady, New York. Big day! We went through locks for the first time. Started with the Troy lock and then went through Locks 2-7. Stayed at Donovan’s Mohawk Marina. (Marina – total: 8) (Total Locks: 7)

June 9, 2019 – #9 Schenectady, New York to Amsterdam, New York. We went through Locks 8-10 on the Erie Canal. Stayed at Riverlink Park. (Wall: Had Power – total: 2) (Total Locks: 10)

June 10, 2019 – #10 Amsterdam, New York to St. Johnsville, New York. We went through Locks 11-15 and stayed at St. Johnsville Municipal Marina. (Marina – total: 9) (Total Locks: 15)

June 11, 2019 – #11 St. Johnsville, New York to Ilion, New York. We went through Locks 16-18 and then stayed at the Ilion Marina. Lock 17 is a monster!!! (Marina – total: 10) (Total Locks: 18)

June 12, 2019 – #12 Ilion, New York to Utica, New York. We went through Lock 19 and then stayed at AquaVino Restaurant. (Wall: Had Power – total: 3) (Total Locks: 19)

June 13, 2019 – #13 Utica, New York to Brewerton, New York. We went through Locks 20-22 and stayed at Winter Harbor Marina. (Marina – total: 11) (Total Locks: 22)

June 15, 2019 – #14 Brewerton, New York to Clay, NY. We went on a short cruise over to Pirate’s Cove Marina. We had to go through Lock 23 to get there. (Marina – total: 12) (Total Locks: 23)

June 19 – July 9 – Flew home to Texas. Went to a wedding, family reunion and had to deal with a million issues. We questioned returning home.

July 16, 2019 – #15 Clay, NY to Oswego, NY. We went through seven locks (Locks 1-3, 5-8) on the Oswego Canal and stayed at Oswego Marina. (Marina – total: 13) (Total Locks: 30)

July 18, 2019 – #16 Oswego, NY to Bath, Ontario Canada. We went across Lake Ontario from the United States into Canada. We were nervous but all went well. We stayed at Loyalist Cove Marina. (Marina – total: 14)

July 19, 2019 – #17 Bath, Ontario Canada to Trenton, Ontario Canada. We stayed at Trent Port Marina. (Marina – total: 15)

July 22, 2019 – #18 Trenton, Ontario Canada to Frankford, Ontario Canada. We started the Trent-Severen Waterways and went through Locks 1-6. We docked right after Lock 6 in Frankford. (Wall: Had Power – total: 4) (Total Locks: 36)

July 23, 2019 – #19 Frankford, Ontario to Campbellford, Ontario, Canada. We Went through Locks 7-12. Locks 11 and 12 are combined into a double lock. Go in Lock 11 and go up 24 feet. Then, move forward into Lock 12 and go up another 24 feet. We tied up with power at the City of Campbellford Chamber docks. (Wall: Had Power – total: 5) (Total Locks: 42)

July 26, 2019 – #20 Campbellford, Ontario to Hastings, Ontario, Canada. We went through Locks 13-18. Locks 16 and 17 are a double lock. We tied up after Lock 18 in Hastings. (Wall: No Power – total: 6) (Total Locks: 48)

July 27, 2019 – #21 Hastings, Ontario to Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. We crossed Rice Lake. Only one lock (Lock 19). Yay! We stayed at Peterborough Marina. (Marina – total: 16) (Total Locks: 49)

July 29, 2019 – #22 Peterborough, Ontario to Lakefield, Ontario, Canada. We went through Locks 20-26. Lock 21 is the Peterborough Lift Lock. We stayed at Lakefield Marina. (Marina – total: 17) (Total Locks: 56)

July 30, 2019 – #23 Lakefield, Ontario to Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada. We went through Locks 27, 28, 30 and 31. There is no Lock 29. We stayed on the lower wall before Lock 32. (Wall: Had Power – total: 7) (Total Locks: 60)

July 31, 2019 – #24 Bobcaygeon, Ontario to Rosedale, Ontario, Canada. We went through Locks 32, 34 and 35. We stayed at the wall after the Rosedale Lock 34. No power but the weather is mild so it’s OK. So far. (Wall: No Power – total: 8) (Total Locks: 63)

August 1, 2019 – #25 Rosedale, Ontario, to Orillia, Ontario, Canada. We went through Locks 36 (another lift lock like Peterborough but smaller) through 41. Then we went across Lake Simcoe and stopped at Port of Ovilla Marina. (Marina – total: 18) (Total Locks: 69)

August 4, 2019 – #26 Orillia, Ontario to Big Chute, Ontario, Canada. We went through Locks 42 and 43. We stayed at Big Chute Marina. (Marina – total: 19) (Total Locks: 71)

August 5, 2019 – #27 Big Chute, Ontario to Midland, Ontario, Canada. We went through the Big Chute Railway (aka Lock 44) and also thought our last lock for awhile, Lock 45. Stayed at Bay Port Marina. (Marina – total: 20) (Total Locks: 73)

August 9, 2019 – #28 Midland, Ontario to Frying Pan Island, Ontario, Canada. No locks anymore but a rough day on the water. Stayed at Henry’s Fish Camp. (Marina – total: 21)

August 10, 2019 – #29 Frying Pan Island, Ontario to Parry Sound, Ontario Canada. We stayed at Big Sound Marina. (Marina – total: 22)

August 11, 2019 – #30 Parry Sound, Ontario to Snug Harbor, Ontario, Canada. First time anchoring. (Anchor – total: 1)

August 12, 2019 – #31 Snug Harbor, Ontario to Britt, Ontario, Canada. We stayed at Wright’s Marina. (Marina – total: 23)

August 14, 2019 – #32 Britt, Ontario to Bustard Island, Ontario, Canada. We rafted up with Whisky Business and Idyll Time III. (Anchor – total: 2)

August 15, 2019 – #33 Bustard Island, Ontario to Killarney, Ontario, Canada. We stayed at Roque’s Marina. (Marina – total: 24)

August 16. 2019 – #34 Killarney, Ontario to Baie Fine, Ontario, Canada. We anchored in The Pool. (Anchor – total: 3)

August 17, 2019 – #35 Baie Fine, Ontario to Little Current, Ontario, Canada. We stayed at Port of Little Current Docks. (Marina – total: 25)

August 18, 2019 – #36 Little Current, Ontario to Gore Bay, Ontario, Canada. We stayed at Gore Bay Marina. (Marina – total: 26)

August 20, 2019 – #37 Gore Bay, Ontario to Aikens Island, Ontario, Canada. We anchored out on our own. (Anchor – total: 4)

August 21, 2019 – #38 Aikens Island, Ontario to Long Point, Ontario, Canada. We anchored out. Two nights in a row! (Anchor – total: 5)

August 22, 2019 – #39 Long Point, Ontario to Blind River, Ontario, Canada. We stayed at Blind River Marina. (Marina – total: 27)

August 23, 2019 – #40 Blind River, Ontario to East Grant Island, Ontario, Canada. We are spending our last night in Canada on the hook. (Anchor – total: 6)

August 24, 2019 – #41 East Grant Island, Ontario, Canada to De Tour, Michigan, USA. Back to the United States! We stayed at Detour Harbor Marina. (Marina – total: 28)

August 25, 2019 – #42 De Tour, Michigan to Petoskey, Michigan. We stayed at Petoskey Municipal Marina. (Marina – total: 29)

August 26, 2019 – #43 Petoskey, Michigan to Leland, Michigan. We stayed at Leland Township Harbor. (Marina – total: 30)

August 30, 2019 – #44 Leland, Michigan to Frankfort, Michigan. We stayed at Frankfort Municipal Marina. (Marina – total: 31)

August 31, 2019 – #45 Frankfort, Michigan to Ludington, Michigan. We stayed at Ludington Municipal Marina. (Marina – total: 32)

September 2, 2019 – #46 Ludington, Michigan to Grand Haven, Michigan. We stayed at Grand Haven Municipal Marina. (Marina – total: 33)

September 5, 2019 – #47 Grand Haven, Michigan to South Haven, Michigan. We stayed at the Northside Marina. (Marina – total: 34)

September 7, 2019 – #48 South Haven, Michigan to Michigan City, Indiana. We stayed at Washington Park Municipal Marina. (Marina – total: 35)

September 11, 2019 – #49 Michigan City, Indiana to Hammond, Indiana. We stayed at Hammond Marina. (Marina – total: 36)

September 13, 2019 – #50 Hammond, Indiana to Joliet, Illinois. We went through 2 locks (O’Brien and Lockport) and then stayed on the free wall. (Wall: power – total: 9) (Total Locks: 75)

September 14, 2019 – #51 Joliet, Illinois to Marseilles, Illinois. We went through 2 locks (Brandon Road and Dresden) and then stayed at Spring Brook Marina. (Marina – total: 37) (Total Locks: 77)

September 16, 2019 – #52 Marseilles, Illinois to Peru, Illinois. We went through 2 locks (Marseilles and Starved Rock – where we lost the bow thruster) and stayed at Spring Valley Boat Club. (Marina – total: 38) (Total Locks: 79)

September 17, 2019 – #53 Peru, Illinois to Peoria, Illinois. We stayed at National Marine. (Marina – total: 39)

September 18, 2019 – #54 Peoria, Illinois to Beardstown, Illinois. The Peoria lock was flooded so we went over the dam side. We stayed at Logsdon Tug Service. (Wall, no power – total: 10) (Total Locks: 80)

September 19, 2019 – #55 Beardstown, Illinois to Hardin, Illinois. We went through the La Grange lock and stayed at Mel’s Riverdock Restaurant. (Wall, no power – total: 11) (Total Locks: 81)

September 20, 2019 – #56 Hardin, Illinois to Grafton, Illinois. We stayed at Grafton Harbor. (Marina – total: 40)

September 23, 2019 – #57 Grafton, Illinois to St. Charles, Missouri. We took our boat over to Polestar Marina to get it hauled out and have our bow thruster fixed. We decided to leave it there and have them fix other items on our list and order a couple of spare props. We flew home to DFW. (Marina – total: 41)

October 17, 2019 – #58 St. Charles, Missouri to Alton, Illinois. We left Polestar Marina and went to Alton Marina. (Marina – total: 42)

October 23, 2019 – #59 Alton, Illinois to Kimmswick, Missouri. We went through two locks: Mel Price and Chain of Rocks (#27). We stayed at Hoppies. (Marina – total: 43; Locks – total: 83)

October 24. 2019 – #60 Kimmswick, Missouri to Kaskaskia, Illinois. We stayed at the wall at the Kaskaskia Lock. (Wall, no power – total: 12)

October 25, 2019 – #61 Kaskaskia, Illinois to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. We anchored/rafted up in Little Diversion channel with Whisky Business and Saltaire. (Anchor – total: 7)

October 27, 2019 – #62 Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Paducah, Kentucky. We stayed at the Paducah City Dock. Olmsted Lock was not functioning so we drove over the dam side. (Marina – total: 44; Locks – total: 84)

October 28, 2019 – #63 Paducah, Kentucky to Grand Rivers, Kentucky. We stayed at Green Turtle Bay Marina. We went through the Kentucky Lock. (Marina – total: 45; Locks – total: 85)

November 4, 2019 – #64 Grand Rivers, Kentucky to Buchanan, Tennessee. We stayed at Paris Landing Marina. (Marina – total: 46)

November 5, 2019 – #65 Buchanan, Tennessee to Clifton, Tennessee. We stayed at Clifton Marina. (Marina – total: 47)

November 6, 2019 – #66 Clifton, Tennessee to Counce, Tennessee. We stayed at Grand Harbor and went through the Pickwick Lock. (Marina – total: 48 and Locks – total: 86)

November 8, 2019 – #67 Counce, Tennessee to Fulton. Mississippi. We stayed at Midway Marina and went through three locks – Whitten , Montgomery and Rankin. (Marina – total: 49 and Locks – total: 89)

November 9, 2019 – #68 Fulton, Mississippi to Columbus, Mississippi. We stayed at Columbus Marina. We went through four locks – Fulton, Wilkins, Amory, and Aberdeen. (Marina – total: 50 and Locks – total: 93)

November 13, 2019 – #69 Columbus, Mississippi to Sumter County, Alabama. We anchored at Sumter Recreation Area and went through two locks – Stennis and Bevill. (Anchor – total: 8 and Locks total: 95)

November 14, 2019 – #70 Sumter County, Alabama to Demopolis, Alabama. We stayed at Kingfisher Bay Marina and went through the Gainsville/Heflin Lock. (Marina – total: 51 and Locks – total: 96)

November 16, 2019 – #71 Demopolis, Alabama to Silas, Alabama. We stayed at Bobby’s Fish Camp and went through the Demopolis Lock. (Wall, power – total: 13 and Locks – total: 97)

November 17, 2019 – #72 Silas, Alabama to Tensas River, Alabama. We anchored at the Tensas River and went through the Coffeeville Lock. It’s the last lock! (Anchor – total: 9 and Locks – total: 98)

November 18, 2019 – #73 Tensas River, Alabama to Mobile, Alabama. We stayed at Dog River Marina. (Marina – total: 52)

Comments

  1. Bonnie

    We’re loving that you’re doing this adventure and thank you for “taking us along!”

    1. The Crew

      I’m just glad you are going with us!

  2. skimeister

    Hope all goes well with the repairs at the marina and at the lake house! You will be back on the water befor you know it!

    1. The Crew

      Thanks, Cousin Rus!

  3. Tony

    Thought my hunch on what happened to the Bow thruster was correct! Glad you found a Marina that could accommodate your repairs. Great to also get some spare Props as insurance! I think you will enjoy your cruise of the Mississippi !

    1. The Crew

      Hi Tony! I think we have changed our minds about getting the extra props. We had our two props taken off. They straightened out the dings and shined them up. They look brand new. Another factor leading to our decision is that the props cost $5,000 each. Ouch!
      We are really looking forward to being on the Mississippi more.

  4. Trey Schaefer

    Really enjoying your travels and happy to see my customers following their dream.

    1. The Crew

      Thanks, Trey!

Leave a Reply