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(Sketch by Mark L.)






Latest Writings - 2004  (See below for the rest of the journal writings.)

Journal Twenty - My father-in-laws bald eagle adventure

Journal Nineteen - Kelsey has written a humorous article about waiting for spring.

Journal Eighteen - Flotilla 2004 home Page

Journal Seventeen - Lake of the Woods Pelicans

Journal Sixteen - 2004 flotilla Overview


2002/2003 Journal entries.

Journal Ten - The 2004 Flotilla Itinerary

Journal Eleven - "Sail Trim"  An article introducing the basics of sail shape.

Journal Twelve "Why parents should teach their kids to sail and take them cruising!"

Journal Thirteen The Cockpit Mosquito Tent  (Part II)

Journal Fourteen  Tacking Down Sturgeon Channel

Journal Fifteen  John's really, really, descriptive essay of a morning sunrise on Lake of the Woods.
               Part II - Day Light
               Part III - Evening Light
               Part IV - Night Light


The following are summaries from summer 2002 sailing trips.

David and Jennifer's Family Trip Summary - 8/3-8/15  Note: Part II still needs some proof reading.

Jerry, Julie, Darrin, Wouter, and Anne's trip Summary - 7/20-7/27

John and Claire/Scott and Karla's Trip Summary - 6/26-7/3 

Bruce and Nicole's Trip Summary - 7/7-7/14

Mark and Jean's Trip Summary - 7/15-7/20

Mark and Val's Trip Summary - 7/27-8/2


This was our first cruising story and the story that launched the original Alpha web site.

Lake Superior Chartering - Apostle Islands 1999


The following journal entries were written during the 2001/2002 refurbishing of the Alpha.  

Journal One - Take Out Day, Oct. 2001

Journal Two - John's "reupholstering the boat cushions" adventure.

Journal Three - Alpha provisioning List and First Aid Kit recommendations.

Journal Four - April in Minnesota (A Shackleton like adventure).

Journal Five - The work begins!

Journal Six - Workday II

Journal Seven - Making headway on the head and Flush with success!

Journal Eight - Izaty's Launch Weekend

Journal Nine - The Cockpit Mosquito Tent  (Part I)



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