Saturday, August 20, 2011

Days 353 - 354        Straits State Harbor Marina
Mackinaw City, MI
Saturday, August 13 - Sunday August 14, 2011

 Detour Light

 Round Island Lighthouse

One of the many ferries headed to Mackinac Island

Straits State Marina

Docked at Mackinaw City with a Maritime Museum on a retired Coast Guard ship in the background

The Mcneely bell

 Statue of Edgar Conkling (1812 - 1881), founder of Mackinaw City

Dinner at Monna Lisa

There was a light rain, but the winds were calm and the water was smooth as we left Drummond Island.  It remained that way until we arrived at the Straits of Mackinac where the winds picked up and so did the waves.  Of course, the wakes from all of the ferry boats didn’t help either.  We were all glad to arrive safely at the marina. 
We were also glad to see Bade Boomer!  It turned out that they had only slightly damaged one prop in the Benjamin Islands.  They switched out their props in Gore Bay and were back on the loop.  Along with Bruce and Chris we were joined by Jeff, Becky and Carlton for happy hour on Dream Catcher.   
On Sunday Chris, Bruce, Linda, Jeff, Becky, and Carlton went to Mackinac Island.  Since we have been there several times, we decided to explore Mackinaw City.  We rode our bikes downtown and checked out the shops and restaurants.  We decided on a pasta and mussels dinner at a restaurant called Monna Lisa.    
Total miles:  54      Total bridges:  0       Total locks:  0

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