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Summer Cruise 2016 is underway. the Chaser left Napa on July 3rd, and met up with the Northland at their base in Richmond, CA. After being joined by the Makai of San Lorenzo, CA (home-ported in Alameda, CA), the 3 vessels departed for Santa Cruz, CA, and arrived uneventfully the morning of July 4th.

At 0600 on July 5th the fleet Departed Santa Cruz, with the addition of the SSS Steeves, of Santa Cruz. Several Hours later the Makai developed fuel problems that necessitated the Chaser taking her in tow, and assisting her in returning to Monterey, CA for fuel system repairs. The Makai anticipates rejoining the fleet upon completion of their repairs. After dropping the Makai off in Monterey the Chaser headed back south to rejoin the remaining two vessels in the fleet, with an anticipated arrival in San Pedro Harbor, berth 84 at 2300 Hours on July 6th.

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Upcoming Itinerary

  • July 06 2300- Arrive Long Beach, CA; San Pedro Harbor
  • July 07- Disneyland
  • July 08- USS Iowa Battleship
  • July 09 0700- Depart Long Beach
  • July 09 1600- Arrive Prisoners Harbor
  • July 10 0900- Depart Prisoners Harbor
  • July 10 1600- Arrive Avalon Harbor, Santa Catalina Island
  • July 13 0800- Depart Avalon
  • July 13 1815- Arrive Bechers Bay
  • July 14 0700- Depart Bechers Bay
  • July 14 0900- Arrive Painted Cave
  • July 14 1200- Depart Painted Cave
  • July 15 1300- Arrive Santa Cruz
  • July 16 0600- Depart Santa Cruz
  • July 17- Arrive Home-port, Napa, CA

Meal Plan 01 July

Dinner: Lasagna, salad, garlic bread

02 July

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Fresh Fruit

Lunch: Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Macaroni salad, apples

Dinner: Baked Chicken, Green Beans, Rice-a-Roni

03 July

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, sausage links, hash browns

Lunch: Hot Dogs, Chips, Fruit cocktail

Dinner: Baked Ziti, Salad, Dinner rolls

04 July

Breakfast: Sausage gravy, biscuits, fruit

Lunch: Cold cut sandwiches, chips, baby carrots, ranch dressing

Dinner: Grilled pork loin, wild rice, mushroom gravy, Grilled zucchini

05 July

Breakfast: Oatmeal and fruit

Lunch: Chili Dogs, peaches, chips

Dinner: Ham, macaroni and cheese, mixed vegetables

06 July

Breakfast: Cold cereal, fruit cocktail

Lunch: Grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup

Dinner: Carnitas, Mexican rice, salad

07 July


Breakfast: French toast, bacon, canned fruit

Lunch: OUT

Dinner: OUT

08 July

Breakfast: Pancakes, link sausage, oranges

Lunch: OUT

Dinner: Roast turkey, gravy, stovetop, cranberry sauce, green beans

09 July

Breakfast: Oatmeal with fruit

Lunch: Hamburgers, Tater tots

Dinner: Pot roast, salad


10 July

Breakfast: Biscuits and gravy, canned fruit

Lunch: Grilled ham and cheese, clam chowder, fruit

Dinner: Spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread

11 July

Breakfast: Fried eggs and spam, hash browns, fruit

Lunch: OUT

Dinner: OUT

12 July

Breakfast: French Toast, sausage links, fruit

Lunch: Cold cut sandwiches, chips

Dinner: Roast beef, twice baked potatoes, broccoli, salad

13 July

Breakfast: Pastries, Fruit, Boiled eggs

Lunch: Beanie Weenies, salad

Dinner: Burgers and Tots, salad

14 July

Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, biscuits

Lunch: Soft Tacos, fruit

Dinner: Baked pork chops, buttered noodles, gravy, green beans

15 July

Breakfast: Oatmeal and fruit

Lunch: Cold cut sandwiches, chips, fruit

Dinner: Bean soup, dinner rolls

16 July

Breakfast: Pancakes, sausage links, fruit

Lunch: Burgers and chips, fruit

Dinner: Chicken Stir-fry, rice, cucumber salad

17 July

Breakfast: Biscuits and gravy, fruit

Lunch: Eat what’s left