From Manistee to Ludington and White Lake

We toured the City of Milwaukee Railroad Car Ferry and the Coast Guard Cutter Acacia in Manistee.  They are both retired and on display for tours.


Acacia bow

Retired Coast Guard Cutter Acacia

Ship City of Milwaukee 1

City of Milwaukee Car Ferry



City of Milwaukee Car Ferry (retired)

City of Milwaukee Bridge

Steve boldly taking the wheel on the City of Milwaukee bridge

Acacia Dining

Acacia Mess Hall

Acacia Bridge

Acacia Bridge

City of Milwaukee Bridge Control

City of Milwaukee Bridge Control

City of Milwaukee Captains Desk

Captains Desk

City of Milwaukee Guest Room

Guest Room on City of Milwaukee (which is available to rent and stay aboard as a B&B)

City of Milwaukee Guest Area

Guest Area City of Milwaukee

Ship City of Milwaukee railroad car inside2

Ship City of Milwaukee railroad car inside




Big Boy in Manistee

We found out what happened to Big Boy … sad!


After touring Manistee,  we left for Ludington.  We met Bob and Vicki in Ludington for a planned reunion.  We also met together with a number of Lakeshore Yacht Harbour friends which was not planned. Scott and Karen pulled into Ludington Municipal Marina on their new boat named Last Call. Their boat to be slipped at LYH.


LYH Memebrs in Ludington Dinner

Unplanned Rendezvous in Ludington

Scott and Karens new boat

Scott and Karen’s new boat

Sanctuary and Last Call in Ludington

Sanctuary and Last Call in Ludington

Part of the fun in Ludington is watching and hearing the Badger come and go. The Badger is a car & passenger ferry transport. The ferry travels between Ludington and Manitowoc and is one of the last remaining coal, steam-fired engines in the United States.

Badger Leaving Ludington 3

Badger seen leaving Ludington through Sanctuary’s port windows

Badger Leaving Ludington 1

Badger Leaving Ludington

S and T in Ludington

Steve and Teresa in Ludington (note: Badger in background leaving Ludington)

Badger Leaving Ludington 2

Bob and Vicki wave goodbye at Ludington

Our friends, Bob and Vicki, waving goodbye on Ludington’s pier

After leaving Ludington, we traveled to White Lake and anchored in Indian Bay for the night. Other than sharing the bay with an anchored flotilla of four power boats each with their own dinghy, all’s calm and quiet in this protected bay.

White Hall Light  House

Next stop should be our home port of Muskegon.

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