Sailboat Cruising Can Be a Breeze

Volumes II, III, & IV of the Adventurous Four-Summer Trip

by Frederick B. Cooley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/02/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781504971591

About the Book

As volume I emphatically stated, cruising is an abundant and affordable lifestyle and can be done in short-time segments, whether summers, vacations, whatever. There are delightful people to meet; wonderful, welcoming ports in which to stay; and astonishing beauty not available to the nonboaters. The companion, volume I, is available at AuthorHouse and other booksellers but includes a great deal tangential to the actual cruise, like how we got into sailing. Volumes II to IV miss only the Long Island–Hudson River portion. Everything from the trip, starting in Lake Champlain and going south to the Erie Canal, then west and north to Lake Ontario, for reasons spelled out, then getting to the St. Lawrence is included in this second book, and it doesn’t end until the trip is completed, with a startling ending and what we did next, after going as far north as Newfoundland. There are over two hundred color photos, most taken from the deck by the author/helmsman.

About the Author

The author is a psychologist, sailor, and wooden boat builder. He and his wife have been to one-hundred-plus ports in the United States, Canada, BVI, and Greece since their start of cruising at age fifty. Their four-summer cruise took them 3,400 miles out the St. Lawrence and down the Atlantic Coast. They currently sail a 1982 Bristol 41 but will not leave the fresh water of the Great Lakes for reasons known only to the readers of the new book. We hope more of our grandchildren, ages twelve to seventeen, will join us on the lake cruises. That’s why we got a bigger boat, with eight possible berths and two heads!