Katie Smith and I began our loop in Northport, Michigan on September 4th, 2012. Crossing our wake two years later to the day, September 4th, 2014 aboard a Cal 27 named “Louise”
America’s Great Loop. Google it.
Depending on how many side trips you choose to take, the Great Loop is 5 to 7 thousand miles of inland rivers, and waterways, circling the eastern half of America. For us this included 13 states and three counties. America the Bahamas and Canada.
On average it takes a boat like ours a year to complete the circle. Between running out of money, encountering break downs both mechanical and mental, one year turned into two.
This is hands down one the most outstanding ways to see America. Through many trial and tribulations Katie and I got an education of a lifetime in every aspect, on and off the boat. I could write hundreds of pages on why I would suggest the younger generation to look into this as a possibility, but until that happens… here are several articles I’ve written that might help you understand:
The GREAT LOOP ASSOCIATION is a great source of information for those interested.