#LakeOntario – The Last 100 Mile Stretch — The Tales Of Old Salty Dog, Capt James Mathias

It’s amazing how quickly you can be on the top of your game and end up at a complete loss. This past week I was on route to having my best season since I started this guiding game over 3.5 years ago. Over the past 2 weeks I have been experiencing motor problems “again”. I […]

#LakeOntario – The Last 100 Mile Stretch — The Tales Of Old Salty Dog, Capt James Mathias

Part 5: Cruising The St Lawrence — The Tales Of Old Salty Dog, Capt James Mathias

At The Helm The Canadian Empress runs with two crews. The Hospitality and Navigation Crews. I was on the Navigation crew. This consisted of 2 Deck Hands (one on day and one on night shift), a Chief Engineer, a First Mate, and of course the Captain. Our crew worked hard. The Navigation Crew is a […]

Part 5: Cruising The St Lawrence — The Tales Of Old Salty Dog, Capt James Mathias

Part 4: Cruising The St Lawrence — The Tales Of Old Salty Dog, Capt James Mathias

A Crew That Keeps Me Going Over the past few months i have learned that every ones job on a cruise ship is just as important as the next. It takes everyone to create a smooth running opperation. The Galley is the busiest areas of the ship and the Chef and Galley Assistant have an […]

Part 4: Cruising The St Lawrence — The Tales Of Old Salty Dog, Capt James Mathias

Part 3: Cruising The St Lawrence — The Tales Of Old Salty Dog, Capt James Mathias

Top Marks For Bravo Team Today I need to give credit to the hospitality crew, especially the hostesses. These 4 girls work very hard on our cruise ship. They are the ones that make your bed, clean your rooms, take complaints, take your orders, serve your food, organize and reorganize the dining/ entertainment room, and […]

Part 3: Cruising The St Lawrence — The Tales Of Old Salty Dog, Capt James Mathias

Part 2 Of: Cruising The St Lawrence — The Tales Of Old Salty Dog, Capt James Mathias

Suck It Up Buttercup Day one starts with a 7 hour dive to Montreal. After getting lost, we all managed to get to the vessel in Quebec city. The boat which stands docked in front of me is an old style river boat fashioned to the era of the early 1900’s. It is designed like […]

Part 2 Of: Cruising The St Lawrence — The Tales Of Old Salty Dog, Capt James Mathias

part 1 of: Cruising the St Lawrence — The Tales Of Old Salty Dog, Capt James Mathias

Since Mid August, people who care to follow my little adventures, know that my boat has been down due to broken motors. With the costs of fixing my motors, along with the hope of continuing to contribute to the family household expenses, I decided that I needed to get a full time job until […]

part 1 of: Cruising the St Lawrence — The Tales Of Old Salty Dog, Capt James Mathias

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