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The Great Loop and Great Loop cruisers are always in the media so check out these articles for some inspiration!


Members of Little River boating group complete yearlong 'Great Loop' trip, WBTW News 13 Myrtle Beach, March 27, 2024


County’s resident ‘loopers’ plan second voyage around eastern US, The Paris Post-Intelligencer, January 11, 2024

'We didn't really want to come home': Racine couple completes 'Great Loop' sailing adventure, CBS 58, November 2023 

We Live: Local mariner returns home a Looper, The Wakulla News, November 20, 2023

6,000 mile Great Loop journey stops in Ottawa, Shaw Local News Network, October 25, 2023

Loop Dreams, Passagemaker Radio, October 23, 2023

Kenora couple completes the Great Loop, Kenora Miner & News, October 19, 2023

An Adventure Close to Home, Soundings, October 16, 2023

Scottsbluff couple travels America's Great Loop, Star Herald, October 6, 2023

ULTIMATE ADVENTURE: Oakville sailing couple complete 6,000-mile America's Great Loop,, September 28, 2023

Mequon couple spends year boating 6,000+ mile America's Great Loop, Ozaukee County News Graphic, September 22, 2023

Mequon couple completes nearly 7,000-mile journey by boat, CBS58 News, September 19, 2023

A 'great' adventure, Sandusky Register, September 14, 2023

What van life? The Great Loop sails through the eastern U.S. and Canada,, September 13, 2023

A Father's Dream Becomes Lemont Couple's Bucket List Adventure,, July 18, 2023

Milton couple completes America’s Great Loop, Cape Gazette, July 6, 2023

Lockages along the Trent-Severn Waterway free for Canada Day, Global News, June 30, 2023

‘The Appalachian Trail of boating’-Dawson County couple recognized for this worldwide boating feat, Dawson County News, June 2, 2023

Longboat couple completes the Great Loop, Your Observer, May 24, 2023

Maritime Ambassadors, Door County Pulse, May 11, 2023

New Hampshire couple embarks on trip of a lifetime, The Great Loop, WMUR9, May 4, 2023

For one couple, home is a 52' steel trawler, Washington Daily News, April 15, 2023

Zeeland family to spend year on sailboat as it travels America's Great Loop, Holland, April 6, 2023

The Great Loop: The Journey of a Lifetime, Quebec Yachting, Spring 2023

Livin' the Dream, The Hinesburg Record, March 2023

Crossing their Wake, PassageMaker Magazine, February 3, 2023

The Great Loop: A north-central Minnesota man's 6,000-mile journey, Northland Outdoors, December 24, 2022

How to Prepare Your Boat For The Great Loop, Power & Motor Yacht, December 19, 2022

Hornell couple are now “Loopers” after three years at sea aboard the Phoenix, Sun Wellsville, November 20, 2022

Locals complete ‘America’s Great Loop’, News Journal, November 14, 2022

Couple finishes America's Great Loop, a 6,000-mile boating feat rarer than climbing Mount Everest, USA Today, November 14, 2022

Manitowoc couple completes feat rarer than climbing Mount Everest — boating America's Great Loop, a one year and 6,000-mile journey, Herald Times Reporter, November 14, 2022

Kept in the Loop: Quincy couple takes nearly a year to complete 6,000-mile boating journey, Muddy River News, November 13, 2022

Wanderlusts on the Loop, PassageMaker Magazine (Podcast), October 20, 2022

Whitehall's Ron and Cathy Russell complete America's Great Loop, Shoreline Media, October 20, 2022

Capable Cat, Soundings Online, October 17, 2022

Helping Hands on the Great Loop, Soundings, October 17, 2022

Going for a Loop: Door County couple takes boat on 6,200-mile America's Great Loop journey, Green Bay Press-Gazette, September 19, 2022.

Former Ashlanders complete 6,000-mile Great Loop, Ashland Daily Press, September 5, 2022

Epic adventure: Monroe family returns from 10-month boat trip, The Monroe News, Sept. 1, 2022

Sheboygan couple boat 6,700 miles of rivers, canals and coastal waterways, completing America’s 'Great Loop', Sheboygan Press, August 23, 2022

Durango couple complete 6,800-mile river and coastal loop, The Durango Herald, August 11, 2022

Fla. Firefighter, Charter Captain Completes Great Loop In 28 Days, The Waterways Journal Weekly, August 5, 2022

Minnesota couple finish 6,000-mile ‘Great Loop’ by boat, Twin Cities Pioneer Press, July 30, 2022

Rockport resident completes 6,000-mile Great Loop sail, Gloucester Daily Times, July 30, 2022

Cruising the Great Loop: Local couple has circumnavigated the eastern U.S. twice, Daily Journal, July 23, 2022

Carsonville couple completes 9-month adventure, Sanilac County News, July 13, 2022  

Silverton 410 Sport Bridge: A New Jersey-built family cruiser shows its versatility as it begins its second run of the Great Loop, Soundings, June 13, 2022

Ray and Shelly Sirois complete "The Great Loop", Boothbay Register, June 13, 2022 

Hinsons Complete Boating Adventure on America's Great Loop,, March 16, 2022

Dalton Couple Completes 6,000-Mile Boating Journey, The Daily Citizen, March 11, 2022 

Cruising America's Great Loop Part 8, The Ensign, Winter 2022, Pg. 27

From Small Steps to the Great Loop, PropTalk, 2022

Just Right, PassageMaker Magazine, February 2, 2022

Getting Ready for the Great Loop, Seattle Yachts International, February 2, 2022

Time of Their Lives, PassageMaker Magazine, February 2, 2022

The Great Loop: 2 Oklahomans Set Sail To Join An Elite Group, Oklahoma's Own Channel 9, January 12, 2022

Completing 6,000-mile 'Great Loop' in a pontoon a life-changing experience for Tulsan, Tulsa World, January 2, 2022

Cedar Falls couple logs 6,000 miles on Great Loop cruise of a lifetime,, December 5, 2021

Cruising the Great Loop: From Norfolk to New York in a Princess V48, Motorboat & Yachting, November 25, 2021

Yooper boaters embark on a 6,000-mile journey, The Daily Mining Gazette, November 19, 2021

Cruising America's Great Loop Part 7, The Ensign, Fall 2021, Pg. 45

Riley Township couple embarks on over 6,000-mile boat journey around eastern United States, Times Herald, October 25, 2021 

Great Loop travelers do good deeds while boat repairs keep them in St. Charles, Fox 2 Now, October 16, 2021

Adventure of a Lifetime: Sudbury family takes their school year onto the water,, October 8, 2021 

Boaters Dock in Paducah on 'Great Loop' Journey, The Paducah Sun, October 6, 2021

Couple stops along 6,000-mile boating trip to Pay It Forward in West Michigan, Fox 17 West Michigan, October 4, 2021 

Georgia Couple Finishes 6,000-mile Long Boating Journey, Ledger-Enquirer, September 18, 2021

College Station couple completes 6,000-mile journey by boat, The Eagle, September 12, 2021

Gainesville couple finishes 6,000-mile-long boating journey along America's Great Loop, Gainesville Times, September 11, 2021

'What an Experience:' Grandfather, Grandson take on 6,000-mile boating adventure, Forsyth County News, September 8, 2021

An Octogenerian Does the Loop Again, Soundings, August 2, 2021

2021 Sinclair Lewis Days: Visions of Gold, ISSUU, July 7, 2021

Cruising America's Great Loop Part 6, The Ensign, Summer 2021, Pg. 20

A Winning Great Loop Strategy,, June 14, 2021

They're Loopy for Certain, Cranston Online, June 9, 2021

Cruising America's Great Loop Part 5, The Ensign, Spring 2021, Pg. 32

St. James Couple Travels America's Great Loop, Pine Island Eagle, January 20, 2021

Cruising America's Great Loop Part 4, The Ensign, Winter 2021, Pg. 24

Spending Christmas in Florida Starts With Some Planning, Coastal Observer, December 25, 2020

Great Loop Cruise Part III, Yachting Magazine, November 30, 2020

Cruising America's Great Loop, The Ensign, Fall 2020, Pg. 22

Local Couple Sets Their Eyes on the Sea, The Duncan Banner, October 25, 2020 

Great Loop Cruise Part II: America’s Heartland, Yachting Magazine, October 21, 2020

The Great Loop Part 1, Yachting Magazine, October 2, 2020  

Savannah couple survives scare, sails loop around eastern US, Savannah Now, August 28, 2020

Carver 445 Aft Cabin, Soundings Online, August 14, 2020

The Boat Next Door, Gulfshore Life, August 2020

Bucket List Boat Trip, Coastal Virginia, July 28, 2020

Cornelius Family Completes Unique Voyage, Cornelius Today, July 6, 2020

Cruising America's Great Loop, The Ensign, Summer 2020, Pg. 30

Altamont Couple Sails 'America's Great Loop', Effingham Daily News, June 26, 2020

Coronavirus wave overtakes Milford boaters in midst of year-long America's Great Loop trip, Hometown Life, June 1, 2020

For These Intrepid Boaters, Life is But a Great Loop, Wall Street Journal, March 26, 2020
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Frankfort Residents Sail 6,000 Mile Loop, The Record Patriot, March 18, 2020

Bill and Geni Stevenson: Living on the water is retirement, Cape Gazette, March 3, 2020

Sailing the Great Loop ~ Adventure of a Lifetime, Cleveland Jewish News, March 1, 2020

In the Loop: Hoosier attorneys Set Sail for Years of Working Adventure, The Indiana Lawyer, February 5, 2020

Sailing Dreams Come True as Pair Complete 176-Day, 6,000 Mile Great Loop Journey, Osprey Observer, January 10, 2020

The Long Way Round, North Beach Sun, Holiday 2019, Pg. 56-57

Virginia Beach Man Tackles the Great Loop, Visiting New York, Chicago, St. Louis, in 6 weeks on 26-foot boat, The Virginian Pilot, January 8, 2020

The Long Way Round, North Beach Sun Holiday 2019, December 3, 2019

Montz couple makes 5,200-mile journey by boat, St. Charles Herald Guide, November 19, 2019

In the Loop: Suttons Bay Couple Returns Home from 6,000-mile Voyage, Traverse City Record Eagle, November 14, 2019 

Franklin Couple Completes America's Great Loop, Williamson Herald, November 7, 2019

Returning to the Chesapeake After Completing the Great Loop, Proptalk Magazine

West of Famous, book written by Joni M. Fisher

Milford Couple Travels 5,635 Miles Nearly 1 Year by Boat in America's Great Loop, Hometown Life, September 26, 2019

GH Summer Residents Ready for Great Loop Adventure, Grand Haven Tribune, September 3, 2019

Looper, not Yoopers: Boaters Venture into Lake Superior after Completing the Great Loop, FOXUP Channel 6, August 2, 2019

Nebraska Couple Completes the Great Loop on 153 "Good Days for a Boat Ride", Cruising Odyssey, July 10, 2019

Circumnavigation of North America by boat an adventure for couple, The Kingston Whig Standard, June 26, 2019

Grand Island Couple Travels 6,000 Miles by Boat Around Eastern Part of U.S., The Grand Island Independent, June 22, 2019

The Big Trip: Traveling the Great Loop in a 1974 Houseboat, Houseboat Magazine, Published in May 2019 issue

New Jersey Couple Ride the Great Loop on Their Yamaha WaveRunner, and Love It, Cruising Odyssey, April 25, 2019 

Out of the Loop, Power & Motoryacht, March 2019

Gainsville Couple Completes America's Great Loop, The Gainsville Sun, February 25, 2019

Paddling Around America, Coastal Observer, February 7, 2019

Giving New England Couple Takes Their Love to the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast, Channel 12 News, February 7, 2019

Couple Leaves Charleston for 18-Month Adventure on Boat, Live 5 News, January 22, 2019

A Catamaran Takes on the American Great Loop, Sail, January 21, 2019

Member Story: Never Too Old to Try a New Adventure, RACQ Living, January 2019

Palmetto Couple Sails 6,500 Miles Around America's Great Loop, Spectrum News 9, January 6, 2019

Veteran "Commuter Cruisers" Jan & David Irons Complete the Great Loop, Cruising Odyssey, January 3, 2019

Great Loop Waterways, Southern Boating, January 2019

Palmetto Couple Takes Trip of a Lifetime, SNN News, December 31, 2018

Couple in Their 70's Complete 6,500 Mile Boat Journey Called the Great Loop, Bradenton Herald, December 28, 2018

Retired Highland Park Officer Completes America's Great Loop, Park Cities People, November 12, 2018

Around Once More: The Annual Great Loop Cruisers Kick Off, PassageMaker, October 16, 2018

BBQ Brings in Visitors Boating The Great Loop, The Paducah Sun, September 29, 2018

Stowe Boater Makes Great Loop, Stowe Reporter, September 20, 2018

Brentwood Couple Complete Feat Rarer Than Everest, Travel 7,000 Mile Route by Boat, Tennessean, September 11, 2018

Two Time Great Loop Cruisers Exploring the Chesapeake Bay, PropTalk, September 4, 2018

Cowichan Valley Couple Completed the Great Loop, Cowichan Valley Citizen, August 19, 2018

3 Unique Ways to Explore the USA, Samantha Brown's Places to Love, August 9, 2018

'Can I camp on your lawn?': kayaker takes on 10,000-km journey, CBC News, July 22, 2018

Island Heights Couple Makes the "Great Loop", app. (US Today Network), June 1, 2018

After the Great Loop, the McVeys Keep on Cruising: "There is so much more to see", On Watch Cruising Odyssey, May 31, 2018

North Carolina Couple Sails America's Great Loop, The Washington Times, May 19, 2018

A Kadey-Krogen 39 in the Pacific Northwest, and a Ranger Tugs 27 Anywhere East of the Mississippi,, March 31, 2018

Crusing the Waterways, Following Their Bliss, Hometown News, March 22, 2018

2,300 miles, 11 states, 1 province and two countries passed under our wooden keels..., The Antique & Classic Boat Society, March 16, 2018

Meet the Kenyons from South Dakota: About Half Way Around the Loop on Their Ranger 25, Cruising Odyssey, February 22, 2018

Great Loop Veterans Host "Loopers" Visiting the Upper Bay, Proptalk, February 12, 2018

Herb Seaton Just Completed the Great Loop, Mostly Alone, Cruising Life, February 7, 2018

Unique Adventure: Cruising the Great Loop, White Bear Press, January 17, 2018

Ohio Natives Prepare to Take on America's Great Loop, The McAllen Monitor, January 14, 2018

Rifle Boaters Turn White Flag Gold, Post Independent/Citizen Telegram, January 10, 2018

A Dream Lost? His 7,000-mile Voyage Threw That for a Loop, Johnson City Press eEdition, December 28, 2017

HQ, Headquarters for Great Loop Cruising, Megayacht News, December 7, 2017

Buying a Boat for the Great Loop, Commuter Cruiser, December 2, 2017

Torqeedo Powers Great Loop Voyage, Soundings Trade Only Today, November 29, 2017

Snowbirds by Sea: Sailing South for Winter, Door County Pulse, November 14, 2017

Pensacola man recalls adventure as youngest person to cruise America's Great Loop solo, Pensacola News Journal, November 2, 2017

Area 'Loopers' share their experience on the Great Loop,, October 19, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Couple's Great Loop Adventure, PropTalk, October 19, 2017

The Great Loop: America's Boating Adventure, TravelPulse, October 16, 2017

Home again: Janesville Couple Finish Cruising the Great Loop, GazetteXtra, October 14, 2017

TrawlerFest First: A Marriage, PassageMaker, October 4, 2017

Boating Couple Has Visited 49 Countries, Times Daily, October 3, 2017

We Need an Offramp From the Mississippi River, Southeast Missourian, October 3, 2017

New Transient Boat Dock Attracts More Than 50 to Paducah in One Week, Local 6 WPSD, September 28,2017

Comstock Park Couple Back After Completing the Great Loop, Michigan Live, September 25, 2017

'Crossing the Wake': How One Woman Sailed Solo, Star News, September 23, 2017

Paducah Boat Dock Gives Green Light to Tourists, WPSD Channel 6, September 21, 2017

"It's Just Us and Sunshine": Solar-Powered Boat Stops in Sheboygan on Historic Voyage , Sheboygan Press, August 25, 2017 "

For Pastor, Great Loop was Great Adventure, Florida Today, August 18, 2017

Crossing a Wake: One Family's Journey Through the Great American Loop, The Devil Strip, August, 2017

Cleveland Native Sails the Great Loop, Cleveland 19 News, August 2, 2017

A Great Adventure, Grand Haven Tribune, July 25, 2017

Stark Couple Embarks on 'America's Great Loop' Boating Adventure,, July 9, 2017

  Michigan cancer survivor finishes 6,000-mile boating trip,
Detroit Free Press, July 1, 2017

Christine Gooch Recounts an Epic 9,000-Mile Journey ‘Round’ America in Her Prout Catamaran, Sailing Today, Summer 2017

4,465 Miles of the Great Loop Alone on a 14 Foot Walker Bay, Cruising Odyssey, 6/14/17

A Two-Year Great Loop Adventure, PropTalk, May 2017

Nomad of the Great Loop--Rich Brand,, 4/26/17

An Improbable 6,000-Mile Boat Trip Around the East Coast, New York Times, 3/22/17

Mia Wilson, Age 6 with a Congenital Heart Defect, Is on the Great Loop with Her Family, Cruising Odyssey, 3/14/17

Bucket List: North Texas Man Conquers Great Loop, NBC Dallas, 3/8/17

50 Boating Things to Do Before You Die, Boating Magazine, 3/2/17

Mia's Big Heart and Big Birthday, Keys Weekly, 2/13/17

Boating Abroad: From the Erie to Canada on the Great Loop Part 2, Canal Boat & Tillergraph, 2/13/17

Boating Abroad: From the Erie to Canada on the Great Loop Part 1, Canal Boat & Tillergraph, 2/9/17

2016 Adventures of the Year: Inspiring Feats by Land, Sea & Sky, Reading Eagle, 12/29/16

The Great Loopers, 55Plus, Dec 2016/Jan 2017
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Write-ups about Tanya Binford and her book, Crossing the Wake, can be found on pgs. 14 and 76 (printed version), PassageMaker Magazine, Nov/Dec 2016
Couple on 7,000-Mile Boat Trips Joins Vol Navy, Knoxville News Sentinel,10/14/16
Sailing Away, Woodford County Journal, 10/4/16

Epic Exploration, Pickleball Magazine, Sep/Oct 2016
Couple Return from Great Loop, Times Daily, 9/27/16
Local Couple Spends Year Exploring US By Boat, Winnipeg Free Press, 9/6/16
Have Paddles, Will Travel, Winnipeg Free Press, 9/3/16
Cruising America's Great Loop,, 8/13/16
Retired Couple Conquers the Great Loop, St. Joseph News Press, 8/7/16
Local Loopers Enjoying Waterways Voyage, Record & Clarion, 3/22/16
A Loopy Adventure, Sailing Magazine, 4/30/15
Loopers, Lyons, and the Erie Canal, Wayne County Life, 2014
Seven Things Every Great Looper Should Know, Heartland Boating, 9/25/13
Florida's Big Bend: A Memorable Passage, PassageMaker, 3/1/13

The Journey Within, Power & Motoryacht, September 2012

Life on the Loop, Soundings Online, 3/9/11
The Not-So Great Loop, Power & Motoryacht, June 2009
The Great Loop, American Profile, 8/24/08

A Family Affair, PassageMaker