Queenstown residents complete unique adventure
QUEENSTOWN — Richard and Phyllis Radlinski of Queenstown received their BaccaLOOPerate degree from America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association. The Radlinski’s completed the Great Loop on April 27 of this year, after living aboard their 34’ American Tug, Wye Tug, for two years, 10 months, and 28 days while experiencing the challenges of long-distance cruising as they explored the U.S. and Canada from the water’s edge, providing an unparalleled vantage point.
“We traveled on a great boat, met lots of friendly and helpful people, and benefited greatly by our membership in AGLCA ... it was the adventure of a lifetime,” the Radlinskis said.
Approximately a mere 100 boats complete the Great Loop each year, making it a feat more unique than swimming the English Channel or Climbing Mount Everest. Throughout this trip of a lifetime, the Radlinskis relied on America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association to provide them with information and assistance vital to the successful completion of their journey.
The degree is given in recognition of completing one of the world’s most unique adventures, America’s Great Loop. Boaters doing the Great Loop are on a 6,000 mile journey that circumnavigates the eastern part of the U.S. and Canada, cruising up the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, through the New York State Canals, into the Great Lakes, down the inland river system, across the Gulf of Mexico, and around the southern tip of Florida.
A look at the new on-ramp from Ruthsburg Road onto 301 South.
Richard and Phyllis Radlinski of Queenstown aboard their boat, “Wye Tug”.