2010 Cruise

ITINERARY:

Waukegan, IL
Racine, WI
Port Washington
Manitowoc
Sturgeon Bay
Fish Creek, WI
Fayette, MI
Manistique
Beaver Island
St. Ignace
Mackinac Island
Cheboygan
Government Island
Hessel
Mackinaw City
Harbor Springs
Northport
Leland
Frankfort
Manistee
Pentwater
Muskegon
Saugatuck
South Haven, MI
Waukegan, IL

900 miles

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The boat looks quite clean near the start of a cruise.  The unique Art Deco lighthouse of Port Washington, WI can be seen in the background.

The boat looks quite clean near the start of a cruise. The unique Art Deco lighthouse of Port Washington, WI can be seen in the background.


Manitowoc Harbor with lighthouse at far left.

Manitowoc Harbor with lighthouse at far left.


Sister Bay, Door County, WI.  Junk-rigged boats are getting new respect, though the aerodynamics of how their sails work is still not understood.

Sister Bay, Door County. Junk-rigged boats are getting new respect, though the aerodynamics of how their sails work is still not understood.


Snail Shell Harbor is probably the most perfectly formed natural harbor in all of the Great Lakes.  Our masthead annemometer was seeing 40 knots during the night but it seemed we were on a mill pond.

Snail Shell Harbor is probably the most perfectly formed natural harbor in all of the Great Lakes. Our masthead annemometer was seeing 40 knots during the night but it seemed we were on a mill pond.


On Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula, the harbor served the iron smelters of (now abandoned) Fayette.

On Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula, the harbor served the iron smelters of (now abandoned) Fayette.


Beaver Island Jail

Beaver Island Jail


Preserved home of Beaver Island's sainted first doctor.

Preserved home of Beaver Island’s sainted first doctor.

At the BI farmer's market this beautiful Ichneumon Wasp landed on Happy' chair.

At the BI farmer’s market this beautiful Ichneumon Wasp landed on Happy’s chair.


Beaver Island has a wonderful natural harbor.  Ahead is the car ferry to Charlevoix, MI.

Beaver Island has a wonderful natural harbor. Ahead is the car ferry to Charlevoix, MI.


Abandoned lighthouse on Grays Reef, approaching the Straits of Mackinac.

Abandoned lighthouse on Grays Reef, approaching the Straits of Mackinac.


The "Mighty Mac" bridge

The “Mighty Mac” bridge


I think there were a few inches to spare.

I think there were a few inches to spare.


Les Cheneaux Islands ("The Snows") actually means "the bowels", which is appropriate.  You sail in one end, wind back and forth through a very narrow channel for miles and miles, and finally get "pooped" out the other end!

Les Cheneaux Islands (“The Snows”) actually means “the bowels”, which is appropriate. You sail in one end, wind back and forth through a very narrow channel for miles and miles, and finally get “pooped” out the other end!


Lots of cute little boathouses, each containing a little wooden jewel of a runabout.

Lots of cute little boathouses, each containing a little wooden jewel of a runabout.


Back under the bridge going the other way.

Back under the bridge going the other way.


Sunset, Harbor Springs, MI

Sunset, Harbor Springs, MI


In Harbor Springs, we find that the Moth North American Championships begin the next day.  Conceived in England last century as a cheap boat that could be made from a single piece of plywood, over the years they have evolved into a high-tech carbon-fiber wonder on hydrofoils.

In Harbor Springs, we find that the Moth North American Championships begin the next day. Conceived in England last century as a cheap boat that could be made from a single piece of plywood, over the years they have evolved into a high-tech carbon-fiber and mylar wonder on hydrofoils.


That little thing probably costs more than our boat!

That little thing probably costs more than our boat!


The Woman at her work.

The Woman at her work.


She actually looks like she's ENJOYING this!

She actually looks like she’s ENJOYING this!


Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home


A Pearson Invicta yawl anchored off Northport, MI.  Beautiful early fiberglass design.

A Pearson Invicta yawl anchored off Northport, MI. Beautiful early fiberglass design.


Dramatic sunset, Leland Harbor.

Dramatic sunset, Leland Harbor.


Light-air downwind sailing under spinnaker

Light-air downwind sailing under spinnaker


But who are we overhauling?

But who are we overhauling?


Its the bark Europa out of Amsterdam.

Its the bark Europa out of Amsterdam.


You can sign on as crew all along her many routes, including Antarctica.

You can sign on as crew all along her many routes, including Antarctica.


Beautiful "woody" in the channel into Saugatuck.

Beautiful “woody” in the channel into Saugatuck.


View of Saugatuck from the top of the dune.

View of Saugatuck from the top of the dune.