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Great Loop Redux

Dennis Phillips had the will and found a way. The 63-year-old pastor from Florida this summer completed the Great Loop in a 17-foot Bayliner named In That 2 — the second time he has done the Loop.

Florida Today reports that Phillips finished the Loop — a circumnavigation of eastern North America that includes the Atlantic and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways, the Hudson River, the Great Lakes, the Canadian Heritage Canals and the inland rivers of America’s heartland — in 111 days, averaging 50 to 100 miles daily. Sheltered from the elements only by a Bimini, he used an iPhone for navigation, prepared meals on a two-burner propane stove, and used the bucket-and-chuck-it method when nature called.

This video from Florida Today has more:

In 2007 Phillips completed the Great Loop in 55 days aboard an 18-foot Sea Ray.

For more about cruising the Loop, check out the America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association.



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