Michigan City, Indiana

  Michigan City is the first harbor in the state of Indiana.  This harbor pretty well marks the end of the sandy shoreline and forgiving bottom, as well as the Michigan Harbors of Refuge.  Michigan City is located at the mouth of Trail Creek where it enters Lake Michigan.   As we straddle the border…

St. Joesph, MI

We finally left Holland, Michigan Friday morning with good weather.  We only planned on staying two nights but due to strong winds and rain we stayed four days.  We had a great stay at Anchorage Marina and Greg the harbor master went out of his way to make us feel at home.  The weather this…

Holland, Michigan

  We are still on Lake Michigan navigating 23 miles south of Grand Haven to Holland, MI.  I read, this is one of the most popular cruising areas in Michigan.  The inlet off Lake Michigan is Lake Macatawa conveniently located 80 miles from Chicago.  The lake is lined with fancy resorts and numerous Marinas.  Holland,…

Great Lakes Marina, MI.

  When we left Ludington, MI Monday morning the sun was shinning and Lake Michigan was so calm.  This had to be the calmest Lake Michigan could ever get.   I don’t know if we’ll ever see it this calm again.  Our day will consist of navigating 55 miles to Great Lakes Marina on Lake Muskegon…

Ludington, Michigan

Sunday morning we left early navigating  28 miles to Ludington, Michigan.  Kent likes these short days and I like arriving at port early enough to enjoy the town.  Our original plans were to stay several days as the kids were planning on coming across on the S.S. Badger.  Their plans have changed and they are coming…

Manistee, Michigan

Friday morning we left early from Frankfort, Mi marina.  The storms were all done but it was still cloudy with some wind.  We have 28 miles to navigate to Seng’s Marina in Manistee, Michigan.  Manistee River Valley including Manistee from 1836-1848 was a Ottawa reservation.  The first white settlement and sawmill was built-in Manistee in…

Frankfort, Michigan

We left Leland early this morning before the wind started and we have 42 miles to navigate from Leland, Michigan to Frankfort, Michigan. One good thing about leaving this early is the beautiful sunrise glistening on Lake Michigan.  I just love to look out the back of boat and see the sun shining on the…

Leland

We left Northport Sunday morning at 7:30 with the sun shinning.  What a beautiful morning to be on the water.  Northport is on the west shore of Grand Travers Bay, and we have to backtrack 10 miles to continue down the shores of Lake Michigan to Leland on the eastern shore along scenic shoreline.   We…

Charlevoix, Northport, Traverse City

We had to stay at Mackinaw City, Michigan until Monday due to bad weather.  We left early Monday and when we go under the Mackinac Bridge we will be navigating on Lake Michigan.  The main strait flows under the Mackinac Bridge and connects two Great Lakes Huron and Michigan. This is the Mackinac Bridge a…

Mackinac Island August 2

      Saturday morning we took the Shepler’s Ferry from Mackinaw City across to Mackinac Island to meet Johnny and Liz(Anchor Down).  Mackinac Island can only be reached by private boat, ferry, small aircraft, and in the winter by snowmobile over an ice bridge.  The ferry ride only takes 16 minutes to cross Lake…