Summer Sailing Cruise 2010

Nothing is carved in stone yet, but we're very seriously contemplating a 2 or 3 month cruise of northern Lake Michigan and the Mackinac Straits for the summer of 2010.  Such a Great Lakes cruise would be a great way to "test the waters" and see how well our family adapts to living-aboard for an extended period while cruising.

At this point in the planning/contemplating stages, the itinerary is wide open, but here's a sample of how the route could look: Grand Haven - White Lake - Pentwater - Ludington - Lake Crossing - Manitowoc - Two Rivers - Door County (multiple ports) - Washington Island - Fayette - Manistique - Beaver Island Archipeligo (Beaver/High/Garden Islands) - St. Helena Island - Mackinac City - Mackinac Island - Harbor Springs - Petoskey - Charlevoix (1+ week layover in Horton Bay) - Grand Traverse Bay (multiple ports) - Leland - Manitou Islands - Frankfort - Portage Lake - Pentwater - White Lake - Grand Haven.

Wow...that's a lot of sailing!  We welcome any comments from those of you who have cruised any of the above areas, particularly the Straits and Door County.  Anyway, here's how it could look on a map (track outlined in red):


  1. Anonymous02 December


    Your blog is great. I've been really enjoying it. Keep it up!

    Norfolk, UK.

  2. Anonymous19 February

    Hey, love reading your blog, gets me through these coooooold CO. days. Our boat " Morning Star " is snuggled tight in Washington Island. Have been cruising Door County for a few years now. This summer plan to visit Fayette afer a shakedown of our new diesel and genoa, and hope a trip to Beaver, GArden the Manitous....North Channel if can find someone to tag along. gotta love those Great Lakes......

    S/V Morning Star
    Alberg 35


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