Tag Archives | Michigan

Portage, Indiana – August 4, 2014

Day 157 Miles Today: 51 SM; Total Miles: 3,153 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 80 Today we entered our 11th State, Indiana, on our Great Loop Adventure (12 states if you count our side trip to Gettysburg, PA). Last night after looking at the weather forecasts, we decided to make a longer run to […]

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West Basin Marina, St. Joseph, MI

St. Joseph, MI August 2-3, 2014

Day 155-156 Miles Today: 0 SM; Total Miles: 3,101 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 80 Yesterday (Saturday), we made a pilgrimage to Wolf’s Marine Supply, “listed as the Midwest’s largest marine store” with over 50,000 sq. feet of marine “stuff”. This company is pretty smart as it advertises that they will provide a ride […]

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St. Joseph Lighthouse

St. Joseph, MI August 1, 2014

Day 154 Miles Today: 25 SM; Total Miles: 3,101 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 80 A short day- a much calmer day! After yesterday, we were ready for a calmer day. We untied the lines at South Haven at 7:00 a.m. and headed out through the channel to Lake Michigan. Several fishing boats were […]

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Entering South Haven - note the beach goers in the background

South Haven, MI – July 31 2014

Day 153 Miles Today: 48 SM; Total Miles: 3,076 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 80 Grand Haven was a happening place with the big US Coast Guard celebration all week. Boats were jockeying for a spot on the free city wall and some even rafting up to other boats. Boy we were lucky yesterday […]

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Pentwater and Grand Haven, MI – July 29-30, 2014

Day 151-152 Miles Today: 60 SM; Total Miles: 3,028 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 80 Three Thousand Miles!!! Wow, that’s a long way that we’ve traveled – from Cape Coral, Florida to Grand Haven, Michigan. Yesterday was another weather day in Pentwater. Later in the day, we decided we probably should have left Pentwater […]

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Weather Day in Pentwater, MI – July 28, 2014

Day 150 Miles Today: 0 SM; Total Miles: 2,968 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 80 Two words for today: cold – windy! It stayed in the 50’s most of the day (finally reaching 61 degrees for a few minutes late this afternoon). The North wind howled most of the day, the boat rocked all […]

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You can count on is to find the ice cream store in every town

Pentwater, MI – July 27, 2014

Day 149 Miles Today: 46 SM; Total Miles: 2,968 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 80 As much as we enjoyed our time in Manistee, it was time to leave and we had a weather window. The forecast called for Southwest winds 10-15 kts and waves 1-2 feet until this afternoon when winds and waves […]

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Steve and Gina at the "Grapes on the River" festival

Chillin’ out in Manistee, MI – July 26, 2014

Day 148 Miles Today: 0 SM; Total Miles: 2,922 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 80 Saturday in Manistee, there’s lots to do. This morning we joined Tom and Sue for a visit to the “Home Grown Manistee”, a farmers market in downtown. Fresh home grown vegetables, home baked breads, jams and jellies were in […]

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