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Great Lakes

The Great Lakes—Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario—comprise the largest freshwater system on Earth and span 750 miles of the U.S.—Canandian border. About a tenth of the U.S. population lives on the south side and a quarter of all Canadians on the north. The lakes can grow very rough very quickly because of prevailing east-west weather patterns, but, as you will read, the thoughtful mariner will find much to enjoy, including the spectacular Georgian Bay and North Channel areas of Ontario Province.

Cruise Log: Apostle Islands

CRUISE LOG: EXPLORING THE APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE Boat name: Ka-Ching Boat type: 1985 38-foot Ocean Alexander Power: Twin 135hp Ford Lehman diesel Day-trip route: Ashland Marina (Ashland, Wisconsin) to Madeline Island Yacht Club (La Pointe, Wisconsin) to Bayfield City Dock (Bayfield, Wisconsin), returning to…

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Pleasant Interludes On The Way To The North Channel

Bent on cruising the North Channel—a small strip of water between Manitoulin Island and northern Ontario, Canada—my husband, Larry, and I sat out yet another windy day in port. A sad but inescapable conclusion  was becoming apparent: we had to rethink our agenda. A late…

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Cruise Planner: North Lake Huron Resources

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Resources To plan a cruise in northern Lake Huron use these links to marinas and area tourism centers.  Key events in major towns are listed for your information. 2012 EVENTS The last two weekends in June are busy with antique and classic car shows in…

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Cruise Planner: Northern Lake Huron

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The northern reaches of Lake Huron, from the Mackinac Bridge to Drummond Island, boast some of the finest cruising grounds in the Great Lakes. The expansive bridge over the Straits of Mackinac connects mainland Michigan with its Upper Peninsula where boaters find a plethora of…

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