Since 1978 I have been fortunate to sail wooden boats. In 2006 I set out to find a Drascombe Longboat Cruiser for single-handed expedition sailing. This is the continuing story of how it came to be, our adventures, notes on the maritime world and other things I don't want to forget...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friends on the Chesapeake

Steve Early and his sailing partner Bruce on Spartina are well into their spring trip in the Chesapeake Bay. They launched in Onancock on the Eastern Shore and have worked their way north this past week. Today they appear to be heading north with good weather currently tacking against an east wind in Eastern Bay north of St. Michaels. I am sure they are having a great time and that they will post their adventures on the Log of Spartina when they return.

Morning on Cod Harbor, Tangier Island, Chesapeake Bay


  1. Loving the blog, Curt. Fascinating read. Keep up the wonderful work! (A pity our blogs/boats can't coincide somewhere...!!)


  2. Thanks Julian... I having a great time keeping the log online. I to wish wish we could share some experiences. It's hard to find many other Drascombes in the States. Have a wonderful sailing season.

  3. Hi Curt
    Beautiful boat! We have a Lugger over near Pensacola. You might consider coming over for the Florida 120 4 day raid in mid May, that group wanders around Pensacola Bay, Perdido Bay and Santa Rosa Sound. There is also a pod of Drifters and Lugger down in Tampa.
    Kent aka fb Small Boat Restoration and