The AGLCA, America's Great Loop Cruisers Association, is the premier source for information about the Great Loop. This membership-based organization hosts rendezvouss, seminars, e-mail system, an extensive bookstore, and an online Looper Locator system for folks on the Loop. To visit the ALGCA site, click on the logo.
This is the basic map of the Great Loop. It is approximately 5700 miles long. It passes through 20 states, 2 Canadian Provinces, 100s of locks, 6 lakes, 7 major rivers, 2 major waterways, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Erie Canal. The time to complete the Loop varies from a few months to several years. Some crusers complete a part of the loop, go home, and come back next year to continue. A trip to the Bahamas is one of the interesting side trips. The trip has been made by trawler, cruiser, jet ski, and sailboat.
"Map used with permission, Raven Cove Publishing."