Author Archives: Ray Boas

LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – PART 5 – PORT VISITS: CLEVELAND and BUFFALO

We are close, very close, to LOCKS, LOCKS and more LOCKS – just two more days. But first there were port visits in Cleveland and Buffalo on Lake Erie. Leaving Wyandotte, Michigan about midnight on 7 September, the GRANDE MARINER … Continue reading

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LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – PART 4 – GREENFIELD VILLAGE 7 September

If you have been “traveling with me” on these posts, you know the Grande Mariner left Mackinac Island at 5AM on 6 September. The sixth was devoted to cruising down Lake Huron towards Detroit. Lots of blue scenery that became … Continue reading

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LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – PART 3 – UNDERWAY, WISCONSIN and MACKINAC ISLAND

Tuesday, September 3, everyone on-board and 6PM underway from Burnham Harbor in Chicago. past Chicago, heading north on Lake Michigan good night Chicago, time to settle into a routine for the next fifteen days aboard Blount Small Ship Adventure’s  Grande … Continue reading

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LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – PART 2 – CHICAGO

Moving right along on my “epic journey” (complete menu at end of post). I arrived at Union Station in Chicago around 11AM on Monday 2 September (Labor Day) not much more than an hour behind schedule. I scurried out to … Continue reading

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LAKES – LOCKS – LONG RIVER — 1-18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – GENESIS

You may think this adventure impulsive since from learning of this trip to taking this trip was just weeks. It was a perfect fit for adventures “on my lists” and fit my time schedule. It is all the previous thought … Continue reading

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THREE PINES REDUX – 15 – 17 AUGUST 2019

Remember IN SEARCH OF THREE PINES, QC, CANADA – 14-16 AUGUST 2018? Well, repeat, albeit different, explorations took place a year and a day later. Same conspirators, different routes, different adventures, but same Auberge with the most inviting porch with a … Continue reading

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NOSTALGIA and HISTORY EXPLORATIONS – 25-26 JULY 2019

For awhile my cousins and I had planned to visit, and it finally worked out on Thursday, 25 July, I headed to my aunt’s home in Mystic, Connecticut, Steve arrived from Colorado, and Debbie came by ferry from Block Island. … Continue reading

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EASTERN ERIE CANAL and MORE – 14-16 JULY 2019

After my return from Buffalo in May I knew I had to get back to Erie Canal explorations sooner rather than later. I need more of Buffalo, and having now spent three more days on the eastern portion of the … Continue reading

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COAST to COAST to COAST – SECOND LEG (Part Two) – CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR – 9-11 JUNE 2019

Now onto Part Two of Leg Two of this journey, on the California Zephyr. In part one I am acquainted you with the Superliner and its cars, and completed crossing the Mississippi River on Sunday, 10 June. It is now … Continue reading

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COAST to COAST to COAST – SECOND LEG (Part One) – CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR – 9-11 JUNE 2019

Here goes Leg Two of this journey. Working on this for three days I realized I should break Leg Two into two segments – I have that many notes, and things to share with you. In part one below, I … Continue reading

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