Voyages of Ocean Explorer
Ocean Explorer is a Valiant 39 sailboat. It was built in 1996 in Gordonville, Texas and was commissioned in its home port of Manitowoc, Wisconsin in August of 1996. It has subsequently cruised throughout the Great Lakes, down the St. Lawrence River and into the St. Lawrence Estuary to the base of the Gaspe Peninsula.
The purpose of this website is to describe Ocean Explorer and to document its voyages. In addition, we will describe additional voyages taken by Ocean Explorer's owners on other vessels. It is hoped that these descriptions will be of use to the boating reader in planning his or her own voyages. It is also intended to be of general interest to the armchair traveler who has a curiosity about the regions described.
Ocean Explorer - Headed Out to Sea
(2003 photo courtesy of our good friend, James Franchello)
Ocean Explorer - Manitowoc