Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Shipyard in Cleveland and lots to do. My arms are sore and tired from planking, and we have hit a few setbacks but hopefully tomorrow will be a strong day and we will start making back some time.

Friday, March 16, 2012


Day two of the 2012 season and I found myself in cleveland working on the boat. The repairs are fairly daunting, but the team there is good and planking is scheduled to start monday. I was mostly used for heavy lifting, batteries, old lumber and the like. I also helped the mate pull nails out of the hull. It is a bit more of a process than I expected.

I find myself more and more excited for the season. I think our crew is strong and I think we will work well together. Tomorrow will be a bonding experience I believe.

But for now, it's time to turm in.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


A new season on Niagara starts again. The ship is not here, but I am going to see her in the shipyard tomorrow. massive repairs are underway and we plan to have her ready by shakedown. Much to do, but we have a strong crew to make it happen.

Last season was hard, without question. We have put those troubles out of mind however, and today was filled with excitement for the upcoming season. I know that I have plenty. As strange as it is to be here without her, it is still good to be back.