Sheboygan to Kewaunee

Leaving Sheboygan Harbor at dawn.

Leaving Sheboygan Harbor at dawn.

Predictions are for no wind today. This is my "resting bitchy face".

Predictions are for no wind today. This is my “resting bitchy face”.

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Leaving Manitowoc, the SS Badger (last stem powered vessel on the Great Lakes) crosses out bow.   She makes a daily run across Lake Michigan to Ludington, MI.

Leaving Manitowoc, the SS Badger (last steam powered vessel on the Great Lakes) crosses our bow. She makes a daily run across the lake to Ludington, MI.

No wind.  "Tilly" the Tiller Master autopilot has the helm.

No wind. “Tilly” the Tiller Master autopilot has the helm.

Kewaunee, WI to Frankfort, MI

Leaving Kewaunee harbor.

Leaving Kewaunee harbor.

Frankfort, Mi municipal marina following a lake crossing with completely calm winds the whole way.

Frankfort, Mi municipal marina following a lake crossing with completely calm winds the whole way.

Frankfort has nice old homes, too.

Frankfort has nice old homes, too.

And some shippy boats.

And some shippy boats.

Frankfort beach at sunset.

Frankfort beach at sunset.

Leaving the next morning.

Leaving the next morning.

Lighthouse at Point Betsie.

Lighthouse at Point Betsie.

Another day of glass.

Another day of glass.

Headland approaching Leeland

Headland approaching Leeland

WOW!  I almost ran this guy down!  He is MILES from land here - not expected.

WOW! I almost ran this guy down! He is MILES from land here – not expected.

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North Manitou light

North Manitou light

We are in the shipping lanes here.

We are in the shipping lanes here.

Tiller Master - vintage kit.

Tiller Master – vintage kit.

We follow the ferry from Beaver Island through the drawbridge and into Round Lake, the natural harbor of Charlevoix.

We follow the ferry from Beaver Island through the drawbridge and into Round Lake, the natural harbor of Charlevoix.

Boathouses on Round Lake.  Old Money from Detroit summers here.

Boathouses on Round Lake. Old Money from Detroit summers here.

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Charlevoix to Mackinaw City

Leaving Charley-boy the next morning.

Leaving Charley-boy the next morning.

Exiting Charlevoix Channel

Exiting Charlevoix Channel

Ruined lighthouse on Gray's Reef.

Ruined lighthouse on Gray’s Reef.

Taconite carrier

Taconite carrier

There she is, the original "Big Mac".

There she is, the original “Big Mac”.

Lake Huron is just through there.

Lake Huron is just through there.

The Mackinac Bridge

The Mackinac Bridge

Mackinaw City lighthouse

Mackinaw City lighthouse

The high speed ferrys to Mackinac Island are always zooming about.

The high speed ferrys to Mackinac Island are always zooming about.