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On June 18th, 2022 Tazzarin will begin a 3,600 mile expedition sailing out of her home port of Manchester, Massachusetts. The first leg of the voyage will be across the Gulf of Maine and along the southwestern shore of Nova Scotia and into the port of Halifax. The vessel and crew will clear into Canada and spend a day ashore. The next leg will be an offshore passage eastward along Nova Scotia and across the Cabot Strait to St. John’s in southeast Newfoundland.

From St. John’s the sailing will continue northward, stretching daylight longer each day as Tazzarin goes up the east coast of Newfoundland to St. Anthony at the northernmost point of the island of Newfoundland. After a few days in port, the crew will sail across the Strait of Belle Isle and then further north up the east coast of Labrador and into the Inuit managed lands of Nunatsiavut.

Along the way Tazzarin and her crew will sail amongst whales, icebergs, multitudes of seabirds as they visit historic sites, stunning landscapes and make friends in these remote areas.

Captain Bill Barton will strive to send out a daily email logbook entry along with a photograph. These emails will also have a link to real time mapping so you can have a sense of the land and seascape through high resolution satellite imagery. You can sign up to receive these emails from Tazzarin by clicking here. Please join Tazzarin and follow the adventure! Don’t miss out!


  1. Bill-
    An inspiring journey to say the least. Looking forward to following along and learning about the region.
    Fair winds to you and the Tazzarin crew.

  2. Thanks for the updates, so well written that I can feel that “you are there” quality. Stay safe, hi to Greg! – Rick

  3. Bill,
    I’m really enjoying your commentary about Newfoundland. Sorry that engine issues made it possible ;o) I wish you the best of luck in getting underway again.

  4. Thank you for sharing Sookrahs work.He captures the essence of the rainbow and weaves a magical color web around his subjects.

    Have so enjoyed your logs and wIsh your new and improved engine healthy days ahead! Welcome Annie!

  5. Dear Bill,
    I love reading of your adventures up where Johnny and I had always wanted to take Hurricane (but we were never intrepid enough!). Stunning pictures, but it is your personal commentaries which are so terrific. So sorry about the engine, but that is boating – and now lovely Annie is there with you. I look forward to every missive.

  6. Hi Bill,
    Following along after my friend, Bill King sent word of your adventure.
    Nice to read of your travels.
    Cheers, Scott Christianson

  7. Bill – The state of the cod fisheries today is a far cry from when I was cod fishing out of Rigolet at the entrance to Hamilton Inlet 68 years ago. We were using 18-foot Grand Banks dories and a morning’s worth of jigging would fill the dory up to the level of the thwarts. We’d have to row with our legs straight out in front of us on the cod we had caught. Only very seldom would we hook a cod through the mouth. They were so thick that by jigging we’d hook them all over their bodies: gills, backs, gut, towards the tail. Then of course we’d have to clean and salt them. We would take barrels of the salted cod back to Northwest River where they didn’t have much protein other than salt beef.

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