The Boat Ride of My Life – Grand Island and Munising Bay

Enjoying the Beach and Summer Weather

All summer, my friends Tim and Gretchen Preston have been telling me that they will take me on “the boat ride of my life.” But the weather kept stopping us until yesterday, Sunday, August 22nd, when we had perfect weather. With a cooler of chicken, vegetables, and molasses cookies, Rosie the dog, a camera, and an intent to enjoy the beautiful summer weather, we embarked in Munising Bay and made our way to Grand Island.

Grand Island Lighthouse

We waded on the beach, played fetch with Rosie, then floated above the 1870 shipwreck of the Dreadnaught, visited the old Coast Guard station along the mainland, and admired the old lighthouse on Grand Island. We couldn’t have had a more beautiful day. For those of you not fortunate enough to be out on Lake Superior, here are a few pictures. My favorite part, aside from the good company, was admiring the gorgeous cliffs of Grand Island, the colors of which are as rich as an oil painting, and complete with dribbling little waterfalls.

Tim, by the way, is involved in building the longboat for Founders Landing–he actually built the boat in which we had our adventure–and Gretchen is the author of the newly published children’s book “Valley Cats.” For more about her charming new book, visit Preston Hill Press.

Dreadnaught Shipwreck

Summer isn’t over yet. Go out on the lake while you can and enjoy August as Maritime Month!

Grand Island Shoreline

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2 Comments on “The Boat Ride of My Life – Grand Island and Munising Bay”

  1. Debbie Glade Says:

    I’d love to be there!

  2. Tyler, It sounds like a wonderful time and Lake Superior is so awesome, so beautiful. It’s a good summer with the weather being so hot to enjoy wading in the lake and enjoying the nice weather. I like the pictures. They are so nice. Milly

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