Today I’ll share the second installment of the voyages of the good ship Jane Franklin: a 53 foot sailing yacht, a ketch, owned by Capt. Russ Roberts, a lifelong sailor, and retired airline pilot, whose exploits include sailing through the Northwest Passage.

Capt. Roberts has an extensive sea voyage planned and has kindly agreed to allow The Ship Report to chronicle his journey, with a changing crew of adventurers who want to sail with him on the high seas. Last week we heard about their tumultuous trip from Miami to the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal. This week we’ll hear what it’s like to transit the Panama Canal in a small boat, nestled amongst other much larger vessels like giant ships and tugs.