Tips for cruising through America’s Great Loop – Part 1

Become a Looper and have the adventure of a lifetime   Photo above: Ottawa, Canada, at sunset with storm clouds advancing. Featuring Parliament Buildings, Rideau Canal (a UNESCO world heritage site), Chateau Laurier Hotel, National Art Gallery, and National Conference Centre. Boats docked along Rideau Canal. Estimated reading time 16 minutes —  Let’s start with the word “Looper.” When I say Looper, I’m not referring to a futuristic action-thriller movie nor to a garden looper. I’m referring to a status that you would earn, becoming part of an exclusive club of boaters who have done, one or more times, America’s Great Loop by boat, kayak, or whatever floats safely as a watercraft. If you have no boat, that is not a problem—find someone and become a...