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Back in Michigan! (Motor City)

We’re sitting in a marina in downtown Detroit, hearing music from all directions and from various vehicles…cars, boats, motorcycles, bicycles, scooters…a constant musical parade going by! Plus the sounds of a live concert nearby. This city sure loves its music. (I guess that’s why it’s also called MoTown?) There’s a prominent but friendly police presence … Continue reading Back in Michigan! (Motor City)

Lake Erie – The Islands

They call it “Key West of the North.” Put-In Bay is a summer playground on South Bass Island, one of four significant islands (and several smaller ones) in western Lake Erie, in the State of Ohio, just a few miles from the Canadian border. Yes, I know there’s a lot of geographic pointers in that … Continue reading Lake Erie – The Islands

Three Milestones for Many Moons

As we enter a 2nd summer on the Great Loop, Mainship Many Moons has passed three more milestones: 5,500 miles under way, 19th state, and longest one-day run ever. Travel on a boat is sometimes measured by such milestones. We are now 235 miles into our carefully-planned westward progress across troublesome Lake Erie – troublesome … Continue reading Three Milestones for Many Moons

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