WE MADE IT!!!!
That's right!!! The John Arthur has arrived at it's
new home in Chesapeake City, Maryland. It was a great trip that took us
through some of the best parts of the country accessible by boat. It's
2283 miles from Houma to Chesapeake City via the ICW, and it takes 24 days in a
62 year old tugboat.
Right from the beginning, I want to thank all of the
people who have made this whole project possible. It is truly amazing to
me to think that such a diverse, capable group of folks have pulled together and
stayed together. Some of these people have been there since the beginning.
A heartfelt thank you to these people.
I'm going to try to follow the same format as the other
pages for the trip home. Each one of the links will correspond with a day
of the trip. Since we didn't aim for destinations each day, the title of
the page indicates the starting point for that day. Enjoy!!
April 9, 2004 - Good Friday - Mike U, Paul L, Dad
are off to Houma
April 10, 2004 - Saturday - Work, Work, Work
April 11, 2004 - Sunday - Work, Fifteen Minute Break, Work
April 12, 2004 - Monday - Yep, More Work
April 13, 2004 - Tuesday - Relief is on the Way
April 14, 2004 - Day 1- Wednesday -
Houma -We are Off to Maryland
April 15, 2004 - Day 2 - Thursday -
Mile 9 Barge Hole
April 16, 2004 - Day 3 - Friday - Gulfport - John S on,
Mike U, Paul L, Rob't M, off
April 17, 2004 - Day 4 - Saturday - Pensacola/Big Lagoon
April 18, 2004 - Day 5- Sunday - St. Andrews/Panama City
April 19, 2004 - Day 6 - Monday - Carrabelle Beach - John
S off at Apalachicola
April 20, 2004 - Day 7 - Tuesday - In Gulf of Mexico
April 21, 2004 - Day 8 - Wednesday - Bradenton
April 22, 2004 - Day 9 - Thursday - Ft. Myers Beach -
Trekking across Florida
April 23, 2004 - Day 10 - Friday - Clewiston - Where's the
April 24, 2004 - Day 11 - Saturday - St. Lucie - Yep,
Still stuck. - TowBoatUS RULES!!!
April 25, 2004 - Day 12 - Sunday - Hell's Gate/Stuart -
OK, Stuck Again...
April 26, 2004 - Day 13 - Monday - Ft. Pierce - 1st
Try - Inside ICW - Rob't on
April 27, 2004 - Day 14 - Tuesday - Ft. Pierce - 2nd Try -
Outside in Atlantic
April 28, 2004 - Day 15 - Wednesday - Port Canaveral -
Back Outside - Mike U on
April 29, 2004 - Day 16 - Thursday - Jacksonville - Inside
ICW - TR, Eric M on, Mike U, Rob't off
April 30, 2004 - Day 17 - Friday - Brunswick - Tied Up at
Port of Georgia
May 1, 2004 - Day 18 - Saturday - Thunderbolt - Hey Kate &
May 2, 2004 - Day 19 - Sunday - Charleston - Nice Town -
Eric M off
May 3, 2004 - Day 20 - Monday - Stuck at Lockwood's Folly
- Lost Anchor
May 4, 2004 - Day 21 - Tuesday - Morehead City - Tied Up
at State Port
May 5, 2004 - Day 22 - Wednesday - Alligator River Bridge
- Anchored Out
May 6, 2004 - Day 23 - Thursday - Norfolk - TR off, Mom,
GV, Paul L, Adam L on
May 7, 2004 - Day 24 - Friday - Drum Point - A Week Late
for the Calvert Show
May 7, 2004, Afternoon - Day 24 - Friday - Rock Hall then Harbour
North - We're Home!!!