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 […]

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 http://read.uberflip.com/i/1032470-october-2018/21?m4= Great Lakes Boating – October 2018 https://www.facebook.com/70684391248/posts/10155501283951249 Source

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”! https://www.facebook.com/70684391248/posts/10155508443456249 Source

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) Source

Back to Chicago with #missmarianne

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

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 https://www.facebook.com/70684391248/posts/10155269375251249 Source

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 https://www.facebook.com/70684391248/posts/10155269158156249 Source

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   https://www.facebook.com/70684391248/posts/10155267012431249 Source

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. https://www.facebook.com/70684391248/posts/10155265257876249 Source

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 https://www.facebook.com/70684391248/posts/10155263200691249 Source

Y’all remember what we were doing this time last year? Hard to believe that it’…

Y’all remember what we were doing this time last year? Hard to believe that it’s been a year!! #nauticinderella Cinderella update:: I’m heart broken, my 57′ 1964 Connie. I’m going to need help figuring this out!!! … Before #HurricaneMatthew pics are at http://www.nauticinderella.com.… Update more pics here #cinderellaupdate #nauticinderella Source

I think most of you know how I almost lost Ella #nauticinderella to hurricane M…

I think most of you know how I almost lost Ella #nauticinderella to hurricane Matthew, and that I also live in Texas… Now the trifecta of hurricanes is heading towards her again this year in Florida (Irma, Jose and Depression #13). I can’t even begin to tell you how tired I am of hurricanes right […]

A little emotional today, I know what it’s like when you realize a hurricane is …

A little emotional today, I know what it’s like when you realize a hurricane is coming right at your boat. And tonight, as a hurricane is bearing down on Texas the memories of that day with #nauticinderella come flooding back again. I’m safe 200 miles away from the coast but have friends Casey Seidl, his […]

It seems like I have spent a million hours cleaning post hurricane marsh mud out…

View this post on Instagram It seems like I have spent a million hours cleaning post hurricane marsh mud out of this boat. Have spent a week wiping things down again, first with bleach, second with vinegar, third with tea tree oil… Everything up to as much as three feet deep was underwater… But still […]

There will never be another Hurricane Matthew!!! Names get retired when a storm …

View this post on Instagram There will never be another Hurricane Matthew!!! Names get retired when a storm is so deadly or destructive that future use of its name would be insensitive. #HurricaneMatthew caused 585 deaths, and made landfall in Cuba, the Bahamas and South Carolina #nauticinderella A post shared by Cindy & Ella's Boat […]

Post Hurricane Mid Tide on the Marsh Cinderella Chris Craft Motor Yacht

http://nauticinderella.com/hurricane-matthew/ Post Hurricane Mid Tide on the Marsh after Hurricane Matthew destroyed Palmetto Bay Marina on Hilton Head Island and put Cinderella up on the marsh. source

Jan ’17 M/Y Cinderella Tour – 3 mo post hurricane -1964 Chris Craft 57′ Constellation

http://www.nauticinderella.com Motor Yacht Cinderella Tour – 1964 Chris Craft 57′ Constellation – 3 months post-hurricane source

Officially announcing Cinderellas signature drink for Spring 2017 is honey lemon…

View this post on Instagram Officially announcing Cinderellas signature drink for Spring 2017 is honey lemonade mojito (will be in stock until the case of marine grade Wild Honey vodka runs Out) #nauticinderella #toddy #chriscraft A post shared by Cindy & Ella's Boat Adventures (@nauticinderella) on Jan 31, 2017 at 3:40pm PST Officially announcing Cinderellas […]

Caulking the deck of a wooden 1964 57′ Chris Craft

http://www.nauticinderella.com Caulking the deck of a 1964 57′ Chris Craft source