The Marine Traffic map below is based on the signal sent out by our AIS (when turned on) and shows our location in real time, as we are traveling. In addition to the location, there is also information about the boat, our speed, and track. You can zoom in and out and recenter the map as well. The AIS works fine on the boat which is the whole point of having it, but the land stations that pick up the AIS signals and share them on this Marine Traffic website don’t function as well. The signal is sometimes intermittent and can disappear depending on how close a signal tower is to our location. Sorry (although it isn’t my fault) that you can’t really rely on this for an answer to “Where is Kindred Spirit?”
Directions for using this embedded map:
Top picture – If you move your cursor/mouse over the tiny pink boat, a small box will appear with identifying it as “Kindred Spirit” with our current speed and when the last position was received.
Bottom picture – If you click on the pink boat, another box will appear with a picture of the boat. Clicking on the green box labeled “Vessels’s Details” will open up a new screen directly in Marine Traffic.
I recorded our location for each time we stopped in a port or harbor using this Google map. It is nice to have a visual record of the stops here for reference.
2015 Southbound Trip
- Click on any point and it will give the date, port, and nautical miles traveled.
- Click on the little box in the upper left corner for a drop-down menu of the stops.
Map from our 2013-2014 trip:
- Red points are southbound, green ones are the return trip (that ended when we left our Morgan 43 to be sold in Florida.
- Click on any point and it will give the date, port, nautical miles and hours.