Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ludington, MI

After two extra days due to high winds and waves we departed Frankfort for Ludington, MI, a 51 mile trip.  Winds finally settled down to 5-10 SW with 1-2 foot waves.  We made good time arriving at the marina by noon.
 Saw this vessel as we walked around town.  Airboat/hovercraft cross?  There is a lawnmower engine mounted in the bow.
 I have reason to believe road salt is used a great deal in the winter.
 Murals were prevalent in the downtown area.  
Twice a day in the summer the SS Badger departs Ludington for Manitowoc, WI directly across the lake.  She still burns coal.  and she carries both cars and passengers.  When she comes in she drops her anchor and then spins 180 degrees on it to line up with the dock.

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