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Cruise Log: Apostle Islands

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CRUISE LOG: EXPLORING THE APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE

  • Boat name: Ka-Ching
  • Boat type: 1985 38-foot Ocean Alexander
  • Power: Twin 135hp Ford Lehman diesel Day-trip route: Ashland Marina (Ashland, Wisconsin) to Madeline Island Yacht Club (La Pointe, Wisconsin) to Bayfield City Dock (Bayfield, Wisconsin), returning to Ashland Marina
  • Total distance: 27.5nm
  • Total engine hours: 3
  • Average cruising rpm: 1650
  • Average cruise speed: 8 knots
  • Total fuel used: 9 gal. (at $5 per gal.)
  • Total fuel costs: $46
  • Fuel burn: 1.65gph
  • Marinas and costs: No overnight stays
  • Total fuel and marina costs: $46

Overnight route: Ashland Marina to Apostle Island National Lakeshore's Stockton Island (Presque Isle dockage); returned to Ashland Marina

  • Total distance: 54nm
  • Total engine hours: 6
  • Average cruising rpm: 1650
  • Average cruise speed: 8 knots
  • Total fuel used: 18 gal. (at $5 per gal.)
  • Total fuel costs: $90
  • Fuel burn: 1.56gph
  • Marinas and costs: Presque Isle dock, $10 for overnight stay (no electricity or water)
  • Total fuel and marina costs: $100

Four-day lighthouse tour:

  • Day one: Bayfield City Dock to Michigan Island Lighthouse; Michigan Island to Raspberry Island Lighthouse (Raspberry Bay anchorage)
  • Day two: Sand Island Lighthouse (East Bay Dock)
  • Day three: Devil's Island Lighthouse (Cat Island anchorage)
  • Day four: Long Island Lighthouse, returning to home port of Ashland Marina
  • Total distance: 89.5nm
  • Total engine hours: 10
  • Average cruising rpm: 1650
  • Average cruise speed: 8 knots
  • Total fuel used: 30 gal. (at $5 per gal.)
  • Total fuel costs: $150
  • Fuel burn: 1.65gph; .33 gal. per nm
  • Marinas and costs: East Bay Dock, $10 for overnight stay (no electricity or water)
  • Total fuel and marina costs: $160

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