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Two Long-Distance Cruisers Find the Upside of Downsizing

Jim and Lisa Favors have been avid boaters in the Great Lakes area for over twenty years. They spent the first year of retirement cruising the 6,000-mile Great Loop route on a 40' trawler. One year soon turned into five years of cruising as liveaboards. "We're excited to continue our boating adventures on Kismet, a Ranger Tug R27. Flexibility, mobility and affordability – trailerable boating is the wave of the future. We also use our tug as an RV when traveling to a cruising destination." – Jim & Lisa Favors Read More...
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Returning to Fox Island

on August 10th, 2014 in CRUISING : by | Comments Returning to Fox Island

When we left South Benjamin Island we headed for Fox Island, located only about four miles from South Benjamin. We had anchored here once before with our Silverton and remembered how beautiful it was. The landscape is rocky all around the anchorage, offering good hiking and photo opportunities along the perimeter….

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Many Thanks to All…

on August 9th, 2014 in CRUISING : by | Comments Many Thanks to All…

We want to thank everyone who attended the first Ranger Tugs/Cutwater North Channel Rendezvous and look forward to meeting up with many of the participants on the waterways in the future. Boats in attendance ranged from far away as Alberta, Fort Lauderdale, Rhode Island and Texas. This was the first…

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Two Presentations and a Pizza Party

on August 9th, 2014 in CRUISING : by | Comments Two Presentations and a Pizza Party

On the last day Roy Eaton, from the LCCN, gave a wonderful powerpoint presentation at the Anchor Inn Bar, an overview of Georgian Bay and the North Channel highlighting some of the history and many popular anchorages. Later, back at the pavilion, we gathered for a presentation by Mark Coles…

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Roy Eaton – Little Current Cruisers Network

on August 8th, 2014 in CANADA, CRUISING :, GREAT LAKES:, North Channel by | Comments Roy Eaton – Little Current Cruisers Network

At 9 a.m., most of us hiked up to the Anchor Inn building where Roy Eaton gives his live VHF broadcast of “The Net” on channel 71 for boaters cruising Canada’s beautiful North Channel. Roy Eaton founded the LCCN in 2004. The Cruisers’ Net, in operation during the boating season…

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Day Two – Activities and Good Food

on August 8th, 2014 in CANADA, CRUISING :, GREAT LAKES:, North Channel by | Comments Day Two – Activities and Good Food

Day two started off with a catered breakfast prepared by Kelly, owner of the Anchor Inn. We could have gotten by without eating the rest of the day, the meal was so plentiful and well prepared. Breakfast was followed by a visit to the Cruisers’ Net at the Anchor Inn…

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Rendezvous In Full Swing

on August 7th, 2014 in CANADA, CRUISING :, GREAT LAKES:, North Channel by | Comments Rendezvous In Full Swing

It is often stated that the North Channel is some of the best inland cruising you’ll find anywhere and we could not agree more – it is, after all, our backyard boating playground. Lisa and I talked about the possibility of having a Ranger Tugs/Cutwater Rendezvous in the North Channel…

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Day One of the Rendezvous Began with Introductions, a Pot Luck, and Lots of Smiling Faces

on August 7th, 2014 in CANADA, CRUISING :, GREAT LAKES:, North Channel by | Comments Day One of the Rendezvous Began with Introductions, a Pot Luck, and Lots of Smiling Faces

All morning tugs arrived at the town docks in Little Current until all fifteen boats (35 people) were secure at the dock. Introductions continued all day as we met people from all over the United States (8 boats) and Canada (7 boats) – 14 Ranger Tugs and one Cutwater. The boat…

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Rendezvous Early Birds

on August 6th, 2014 in CANADA, CRUISING :, GREAT LAKES:, North Channel by | Comments Rendezvous Early Birds

We arrived in Little Current one day early for the 2014 Ranger Tugs/Cutwater North Channel Rendezvous, Jim is the organizer of the event, the first ever for Ranger Tugs in the North Channel. First things first. We headed to the town dock for a pump out before going to our…

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