Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Great Lakes Boat Museum and Other Things of a Nautical Nature in Michigan

I spent last week in Michigan. We packed our little family into the trusty Subaru and drove 1,000 miles up to Gaylord (and another 1,000 back), where my mom and her husband have a summer home. We did plenty of side trips while we were there, visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Traverse City, Lake Charlevoix, the Upper Peninsula and Mackinac Island. Rather than show all 300 some odd photos from the trip, I'll just post some of the ones pertaining to nautical things.

Great Lakes Boat Museum

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

Photo Jul 08, 4 51 58 PM_s

Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station Maritime Museum

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

steadfast sea captain gwen, great lakes boat museum, glen haven, michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

sleeping bear dunes national lakeshore

sleeping bear dunes national lakeshore

sleeping bear dunes national lakeshore

sleeping bear dunes national lakeshore

sleeping bear dunes national lakeshore

sleeping bear dunes national lakeshore

Mackinac Island, Bridge, Ferry and Area Lighthouses

ferry, mackinac island, michigan

ferry, mackinac island, michigan

ferry, mackinac island, michigan

ferry, mackinac island, michigan

mackinac island, michigan

mackinac island, michigan

mackinac island, michigan

mackinac island

lake huron, mackinac island

lake huron, mackinac island

mackinac island

Round Island Lighthouse round island lighthouse Mackinac Point Lighthouse mackinac point lighthouse

And lastly, a coffee shop logo in Traverse City and a book I picked up on Mackinac Island

traverse city, even the coffee shops have a nautical theme

a book i picked up on mackinac island

I hadn't meant to make this trip about my fixation on all things nautical and maritime, but it worked out well to my interest completely by accident. I wish I had had more time to go over the museums in more detail, but we were governed by the attention span of a three-year-old. Next time, maybe.

2 comments:

Chuck Z. Vespucci said...

Great pictures of the boats! Thanks!

Trevor said...

They were nice to come across. I wasn't expecting to make this trip about the things I'm interested in. It just so happened they were close enough to easily twist the arms of my family into letting me check them out. Lucky for me.