[Sloop Scoop 2003] post season #1, October 22-29

Sloop John B sloopscoop@jewellgems.com
Wed, 22 Oct 2003 08:24:32 -0500

Well the weather has been great, but the in-water season for the Sloop 
ended on October 10th.  Thanks to Mike and Igor for being available at the 
last minute to get the boat down the river with the Isle Marie (Gordon) and 
Interim (Al) flotilla.  They had a great day for the trip, and the Sloop 
appreciated staying in the water until October. (She said if the Cubs are 
playing in October she should be in the water in October!)

The engine has been winterized and this Saturday I need to empty the boat 
out, do a quick cleaning and put on the cover.  I need a few hands to help 
with this, so if you're available to drop down and help anytime between 
about 10 am and 2 pm, please let me know.  The weather sounds good--nice 
fall boat weather.  The directions to the boatyard are below; call if you 
need any more information or a ride.

Thanks to all cruisers and crew who joined us on the water and virtually 
this season.  It was a great year for the sloop, even with the late start!

Skipper Schuy/Lisa


Lisa/Schuy Jewell
Land line:  773-752-6266
Cell phone :  773-343-0153
E-mail:  sloopscoop@jewellgems.com

Boat Name:  Sloop John B

DIRECTIONS (driving) to the boatyard
The boat's located at Croissant Marina, approximately S. 142nd St. , just 
east of Torrence Avenue, in the fenced part of the yard.  I usually take 
the Dan Ryan to the Bishop Ford (used to be Calumet Expy)--the left fork at 
the end of the Dan Ryan (to stay on 94, vs. the right fork, which is 
57).  I get off at the Dalton exit going east, take Dalton to Torrence (at 
that point Dalton has become State street), where there is a stoplight (I 
haven't counted stoplights to that point yet, but it's about a mile from 
the expressway).  Turn left (north) at Torrence and go over the bridge 
(there's construction) and take your first left at the bottom of the 
bridge--there should be a sign there for the Waterfront Pub.  Take that 
street (I think it's 143rd) until it hits the gravel lot and bear right 
around the fence section.  There's a lot by the Waterfront Pub, which will 
be on your left, or you can continue along the fence until the opening and 
pull into the yard there.  The stern is facing the road, so you should be 
able to see the Sloop when you're coming in.