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Cruising: A Midwest Perspective: Narrative by Joe Thompson

I would like to make a strong statement for the benefits to the cruising yachtsmen who very much appreciate the fact the Clinton Lake has no shopping centers, golf courses or housing developments surrounding it. With the passing of the seasons at the lake, it is never the same for more than a couple weeks at a time. There are deer to see all over the place, gulls are always present, and from time to time we see bald eagles, or even a lost pelican. The marina has a snack bar with tasty hot food and, within a reasonable sail is the Boondocks, also a pleasant place to tie up and go ashore for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Anchoring out at night is delightful and some hardy sailors keep their boat in the water year around since the heat from the electrical plant helps keep the water from freezing most of the time. Wonderful cruising sailing in the Fall and Spring is enjoyed by many, including those who enjoy cooking aboard. Hiking is available for everyone, and people who tow their boats behind trailers can stay overnight in the campgrounds.

Some cruising related web sites you might enjoy browsing:

Cruising World Magazine http://www.cruisingworld.com/index.jsp

Trailor Sailor Magazine http://www.trailersailors.com/index.htm

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