Today we drove the remainder of the southern coast of Lake Superior.

Great Lakes Image Sault Ste. Marie MI

It was mostly overcast this morning, but as you can see below, when the sun came out, the trees really lit up!

The morning drive was over 100 miles, but we managed to make time to visit Tahquamenon Falls:

We arrived at the Great Shipwreck Museum in time for lunch in the old boathouse.  After that, some of our group climbed the stairs to the top of the lighthouse.

Others were satisfied vising the museum and the lighthouse keeper’s quarters. I was especially interested in these Fresnel lighthouse lenses:

Then we rushed off toward Sault Ste. Marie to check in and rush on to meet our Locks tour boat. (Yes! We finally made a cruise.)  It was a narrated dinner sunset cruise and really enjoyable.

Some of the giant freighters that float through these locks are 1,000 feet long.  I couldn’t get it in one photo:

Here are some of the shots from the boat:

The following are highlights from the Clausens:

And some from the Hulstroms:

And one from the Krills:

IMG_0614Tomorrow is Mackinac Island, which involves another bost (ferry) ride.  Please keep your fingers crossed for us!

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