America’s Great Loop Cruise
Life and Times of Two J's V and Marge's Barge

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This section of our website is devoted to Power Point Presentations / Lessons by John and Judy Gill, members of Delaware River Sail & Power Squadron in D/5 USPS. NOTE: These presentations have been converted into a interactive movie format so that having Power Point software is not necessary to view them.

TO VIEW: It is important that the “script” for each presentation be printed off so that it can be narrated by the operator when viewing / showing the presentation. To advance the photo’s, illustrations and title slides, simply click on the current frame being viewed.

NOTE: If you have difficulty downloading the Script and Presentation Video and need help with your particular Web Browser and computer go to the Download Instruction page. If you are unable to the view the MOV video files on your computer you can download the FREE Quicktime Player also on the Download Instruction page. These links open in a new window/page so you can have the instructions and this page open together (side by side).

POWERPOINT COPYRIGHT NOTIFICATION: © 2007-2011 Two J’s Communications, Hatboro, PA. All rights reserved unless written permission is obtained.

LOCKING THROUGH -- Is a USPS award winning lesson which has won 3 District 5 and 2 National awards for excellence as an electronic teaching aid.

“Locking Through” will take the skipper and crew through the: Function of locks, priority of vessels, different types of locks, signaling the lock master, locking procedures, equipment needed, securing your boat in the lock, safety aspects, etc.

Locking Through Powerpoint Script (PDF)

Locking Through Powerpoint Presentation (Interactive MOV 42MB) - right click to download full version

Web version (4MB) Self Running (DO NOT DOWNLOAD)

THE ERIE CANAL -- A “Cruise in the Past Lane” is a presentation of a weeks cruise by John and Judy Gill with a brother and friends aboard a bare boat charter on a “canal barge boat” in September 2006. This is a cruise of the middle section of the historic Erie Canal from Fairport, NY to Brockport, NY and back and then East through the Seneca-Cayuga Canal, into Lake Seneca and return to Seneca Falls.

Erie Canal Cruise Powerpoint Script (PDF)

Erie Canal Cruise Powerpoint Presentation (Interactive MOV 74MB) - right click to download full version

Web version (6MB) Self Running (DO NOT DOWNLOAD)

This presentation is an excellent Squadron or Yacht Club program, particularly since members who don’t have a boat can enjoy a wonderful week on the water cruising through this historic and scenic waterway.

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