The Great Loop – Life of a Captain

Two years ago today Albert Bartkus and I left for the adventure of a lifetime!! 5418 miles around the Eastern US in a 1960 all mahogany 50' Chris Craft. It's all documented on the blog https://lifeofacaptain.com/the-great-loop/

The Great Loop – Life of a Captain

Great Loop Boating Safety Provisions on #MissMarianne 1960 50′ Chris Craft Constellation October 14, 2017/in #MissMarianne, Great Loop /by admin Great Loop Boating Safety Provisions on #MissMarianne – Ditch Box, First Aid Kit, Defibulator, Flir, Underwater Sonar, Radar, Life Raft, EPIRB, AIS, HD…

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We’re on Page 21-24 of Great Lakes Boating – October 2018

Pre print sneak peak to an article in Great Lakes Boating magazine about Marianne, Cindy Chebultz and I doing Americas Great Loop. Article is on page 22, 23 and 24. #MissMarianne #GreatLakesBoating

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Great Lakes Boating – October 2018

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5,418 miles later … We switched our burgee to gold #missmarianne Albert Bartku…

5,418 miles later we completed the Great Loop … We switched our burgee to gold

 

Congratulations to Albert Bartkus & Cindy Chebultz, who have crossed their wake and earned the gold burgee aboard their 50′ 1960 Chris Craft Constellation, “Marianne”!

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Back home in Chicago again with #missmarianne 5,418 miles and 18 states later……

Back home in Chicago again with #missmarianne 5,418 miles and 18 states later… More to come, burgee changing ceremy, dock party …with captain Albert Bartkus (sorry the sound is muted in places … “sweet home chicago” is copywritten)

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Back to Chicago with #missmarianne

Back to Chicago with #missmarianne … 5,500 miles and 18 states she’s back home

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Little cross traffic today. The SS Badger. One of the last coal fired steamers i…

Little cross traffic today. The SS Badger. One of the last coal fired steamers in the world. #missmarianne


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Left Frankfort this morning running 16 kts and steering a coarse for Manitowoc….

Left Frankfort this morning running 16 kts and steering a coarse for Manitowoc. Little rain and fog. Spun up the radar and ran across the lake. We emerged from the fog and low and behold we are back in central standard time zone. Its been a while. #missmarianne

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My job entails firing off these big blocks every morning. Sound never gets old. …

My job entails firing off these big blocks every morning. Sound never gets old. Passed under the Mighty Mac also. #MissMarianne

 

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Will make Lake Michigan today. It will be almost 8 months since i have been ther…

Will make Lake Michigan today. It will be almost 8 months since i have been there with Marianne. Hopefully it’s warmer down there because upper Lake Huron is still real cold. Notice the strait track from the stern. 40 plus year old Benmar Auto Helm.



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It was a great layover in Port Huron. Meet many good people again. I hope to ret…

It was a great layover in Port Huron. Meet many good people again. I hope to return in September and see some of you again. We will see. #MissMarianne

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