-- the full on-line record of the 1998-2003 round-the-world voyage of Brec Morgan aboard the Otter!

Note: also "resolves" to this site, so it's easy to remember!
Also, see photos of the St. Maarten Yacht Club's March 17th celebration of Brec's return.
The ceremonial "Tossing of the 'Voyage-End Dock Lines'" went off as planned at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 17th.
Click here to order a copy of Brec's Homecoming Compilation of E-Mailed Reports.

Other Pages & Links


About Brec's Art

About Brec's Reports

List of Reports

E-mail Excerpts

Block Island Times articles
May 17, 2003-front page
May 17, 2003-full article
March 24, 2001
September 29, 2001

Homecoming Articles

AP Story-filed 5/17/03
New London Day

Links to friends
Link to SV Karma
(a companion vessel during much of Brec's Journey)

Contact Information

for Brec

for John Morgan

Phone for John Morgan

Regular Mail:
c/o John R. Morgan
P. O. Box 1982
New London, Conn.

E-mail Note:

Please use the following AOL account in the event the e-mails are returned from the above addresses --

About Brec, Otter, and "the Journey" of the World's Newest Solo Circumnavigator!

Brec Morgan left from Block Island, Rhode Island November 12, 1998 at 2:00 a.m. on a three-year, east-to-west round-the-world journey in the Otter, a 27' Pacific Seacraft Orion.

Surprise! With the Block Island sail-in & tie-up date of May 17, 2003, it became a dream that lasted an extra 1-1/2 years.

Block Island holds special significance as the port of departure and return, since Brec resolved at the start that the Journey would take him inexorably back to Ballard's dock.

He reentered New England waters having already earned the rare distinction of being a solo circumnavigator: he crossed his outbound wake in the Caribbean this past March!

Click here for info on the weekend events and the May 17th return to Block Island.

View from the helm of Otter -- somewhere in the South Pacific
Watercolor by Brechin L. Morgan

Where is he now?

Brec has "closed the loop" on his solo circumnavigation by making landfall in the Caribbean, first at Nevis, then with a March 13th arrival in St. Maarten! 

To commemorate this historic accomplishment, on March 17th the St. Maarten's Yacht Club hosted a gala reception and ceremony for its own first member to have closed the loop after beginning a solo circumnavigation from St. Maarten.

He spent a week in April island-hopping from and back to Tortola with his wife, Sandy, and enjoyed visits in Tortola with his two children, Laura and Scott.

He arrived in Bermuda in late April, and after a four-day visit with his mother and cousin Barbara, he left Thursday, May 8th and finished his homeward journey by sailing into Old Harbor, Block Island on May 17th!

Since the weekend-long arrival celebrations there, Brec has brought Otter to its home port of Milford, Connecticut with overnight stops and family visits in New London and Old Saybrook.

In case you didn't know already, Brec is

a professional artist, and is recording his trip with sketches and watercolors. In addition, he has kept a detailed log from which he prepared reports for e-mail distribution; these are now available on this site (see left column).

Some of his artwork has been commissioned specifically by friends, businesses, family members, fellow cruisers, and other acquaintances worldwide who are interested in having original artwork from a solo circumnavigator.

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Site last updated on 4/05/04.