A Long Boat Trip
About ten years ago dad and a friend, Joe Richards, engaged in a
long boat trip on the tiny vessel,
, a sailboat with
auxiliary power. The long journey started in Niantic, CT
and continued down the Long Island Sound, up the Hudson River, across
the Erie Canal and down Cayuga Lake to Ithaca, NY. The map, above,
illustrates the trip with the days marked in alternating colors.
The arial photos and maps are from NASA
|From Bayreuther Boat Yard, where
the boat had been moored for a few years, the journey began, after an
initial delay because of a failing inboard
|The boat was ready and willing
to go, but a back up engine was needed to complete the trip. As
soon as the new outboard was mounted, the long journey began..
|The initial crew was composed of
dad and Joe Richards, but Uncle Joe and Patrick were on board for part
of the trip. After a late start we mananged to reach
Duck Island where we set anchor for the night.
|The aerial photo with the blue
dot shows the location of Duck Island, a bird sanctuary, and the coast
of Connecticut. The blue dot locates Inish Keen.