Manitowoc, Wisconsin – September 3rd

The trip down Lake Michigan to Manitowoc was a little rough. We waited until after lunch which allowed the lake to calm down a little before getting underway. In Manitowoc it was rainy, so we got our umbrellas out and walked around. There was a 28 Boat memorial walk outside the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, withContinue reading “Manitowoc, Wisconsin – September 3rd”

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin – September 2nd

We waited for a good weather day to cut across Lake Michigan from Michigan to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. It was a 55 mile trip across the lake — this was the narrowest distance across the lake. The Harbor Club Marina in Sturgeon Bay was very nice and like most places recently they had a helpContinue reading “Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin – September 2nd”

Frankfort, Michigan – September 1st

On our way to Frankfort we passed Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore — these were huge sand piles on the shoreline. Then we saw the lighthouse at the entrance of Frankfort harbor and canal to Betsie Bay where we were stopping for the night. Frankfort was our Lay-up to crossing Lake Michigan to Sturgeon BayContinue reading “Frankfort, Michigan – September 1st”

Leland Township, Michigan – August 31st

Leland Harbor was an easy day from Charlevoix. We had a very casual day on Lake Michigan — and looking forward to the crossing coming after our next stop in Frankfort. Larry saw this red Car-Boat drive out of the water — it was cool — look closely and you can see propellers under theContinue reading “Leland Township, Michigan – August 31st”

Charlevoix City, Michigan – August 30th

The trip from Mackinaw City to Charlevoix was much rougher on upper Lake Michigan than we expected. After cleaning up a bit, we headed to land to get rid of our “sea legs”. The marina was very nice, it had a play fountain and a nice sitting area, made as a tribute to the ArmedContinue reading “Charlevoix City, Michigan – August 30th”

Mackinac Island, Michigan August 25-27

After getting our US Customs clearance to come back into the US, we left Canada early at 5 AM in the moonlight for the US. Our first stop was Mackinac Island in Michigan. The Marina at Mackinac Island was nice and central to town and Marquette Park where there was a live concert one night.Continue reading “Mackinac Island, Michigan August 25-27”

Georgian Bay – Wrights Marina, Little Current City Docks and Blind River Marina in Ontario August 22-24th

We left Midland early – around 7 AM and headed into the Georgian Bay. The weather for the next few days was going to be great so we opted to go into the main bay instead of through the 30 thousand islands. We ran across one of our buddy boats, Aquaholic, who was heading theContinue reading “Georgian Bay – Wrights Marina, Little Current City Docks and Blind River Marina in Ontario August 22-24th”

Lauderdale Resort and Marina, Sparrow Lake August 20, then Midland, Ontario August 21

We left Port of Orillia the next morning with the goal to get to Port of Trent Severn to meet up again with Don and Leslie. The first obstacle was a railroad swing bridge that only opened starting at 9 AM. We refueled before arriving at this swing bridge at around 9:20 AM, just inContinue reading “Lauderdale Resort and Marina, Sparrow Lake August 20, then Midland, Ontario August 21”