Lauched and heading out

Bonnie Dahl - June 8, 2009

Launched on Thursday 21 May. Worked on the boat a few more days and loaded up ship's stores. For once everything went very well (knock on wood). Left a week later on the 28th for Stockton Is. Would have loved to have spent a few days there but had a weather window for the 80 mile run to Keweenaw that just couldn't be missed. Left 0430 Friday morning and motor-sailed on light westerly following winds entering Upper Entry shortly after 1800. Presently spending a few days in the Waterway. Will continue along the Sup South Shore to the Soo, North Channel for a few weeks, then back into Superior up the East Shore, North Shore, Isle Royale until mid- September. Will keep our VHF on and be on the lookout for fellow GLCC members.

Ron & Bonnie                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dahlfin II

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Coming into the Soo on Sunday, 7 June we were met with a surprise - the Canadian Locks are closed and we were directed to go to the other side and use the American Locks. With lots of rumors flying around as to whether they would be open at all this season we decided to call the Canadian Locks and find out: 705-941-6201, Pam Jalak. Result: they are hoping to have the locks operational by mid-July. Apparently they have had a number of mechanical problems, this one is with some gate anchors. She said they have been trying to get the information out and we suggested sending a notice to the GLCC web page. Since there still is some uncertainty in the locks opening, pending on contracters, members may wish to contact the above number when/or if they want to use the locks.