Category Archives: Sailing

Lac St. Louis – A Lake of Many Moods

To have had a season in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic was a respite for those of us folks who are fortunate (or foolish) enough to enjoy spending our time near boats and sailors. My partner and I are … Continue reading

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Last Sail of the Season

I think Lolly Jo is near her last sail for 2020… The season, as it happened, was a gift during the Pandemic. However, with the Montréal-region likely to show 1000 new cases daily by the end of the month (a … Continue reading

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New cpaulcarter.com Images!

“Shadow at anchor” – August 2019 I am having this image printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305 GSM cotton paper (shhh! it’s a surprise for someone’s birthday, and they are not on Social Media!). – cPaul

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Fall Light on Lac St. Louis

This view never grows old, but as twilight comes much earlier these cool fall days, It’s a beautiful but sad reminder that the sailing season has come to an end. As I was derigging the boat this evening, I remembered … Continue reading

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This View Never Grows Old

This view never grows old, but as twilight comes much earlier these cool fall days, It’s a beautiful but sad reminder that the sailing season has come to an end. As I was derigging the boat this evening, I remembered … Continue reading

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Cruising around Newfoundland: An unspoiled wilderness full of surprises

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40m yacht “My Song” lost at sea during cargo transportation

The 39.6-metre sailing yacht My Song has fallen off a cargo vessel during her transportation from the Caribbean to the Balearics. During Saturday night the Baltic 130 superyacht was lost in the Mediterranean before reaching the Balearics, where she was due to … Continue reading

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Bluenose II

The iconic Bluenose II will be making the passage from Halifax to Toronto between June 16-26th in order to participate in the 2019 Great Lakes Tall Ships Challenge. I wonder if there are any other keelboat skippers beside myself interested … Continue reading

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Shipwright Service – Montreal, QC

Shipwright Service has been my go-to boat repair, modification, and refurbish team for more than 10 years. I would recommend them in a heartbeat. When I bought a very used and abused sailboat that others had walked away from, Josh … Continue reading

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Canada’s Pirate Queen!!

Pirate Maria Lindsey Cobham sent waves of fear through sailors in 1700s Canada. Written by Paul Dalby in Canada’s History — Posted January 9, 2016 The sleek sailing ship emerged suddenly like an apparition from the shroud of dense fog hanging over … Continue reading

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Advice from a 91-Year-Old Sailor

Advice from a 91-Year-Old Sailor   Jim Boren bought himself a Hunter 30 for his 90th birthday. Now he’s 91 and his over-60 crew has been cleaning up in the Wednesday night races.   SAILINGWORLD.COM

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The Ghost Ship SS Baychimo

Interesting story in the Vintage News https://www.thevintagenews.com/2015/10/16/it-sailed-the-seas-unmanned-for-38-years-one-of-the-strangest-ghost-ship-tales-on-record/?fbclid=IwAR2XdM396oSmhBz0YEQ1RFc8rVasemJuhpAgYfBdVpxKPI7hCCD2-EMVeo0

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The Last Voyage of the Vollmer Twins

The Last Voyage of the Vollmer Twins   A pair of 85-year-old twins from Brooklyn want to sail around the world until they die. And they want you to come along.   PATCH.COM  

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9 everyday things a sailor will kick your ass at

by Tyson Jopson at Getaway – 28 January 2015 You’re winning at this life thing. You’re well-travelled. You have strong opinions on the meat industry and an arsenal of impressive life hacks you picked up while backpacking in Burma. You can open … Continue reading

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