74 miles to Frankfort

Leaving Round Lake was great, we got the 0900 bridge opening and were out in Lake Michigan pushing water shortly after.  It was a chilly morning, high 50’s and it stayed this way until around 1000.  We crossed the mouth of Grand Traverse Bay.  Then passed sleeping bear dunes and through Manitou Passage, in between the Manitou Islands.  Then finally arriving in Frankfort.


909′ great lakes freighter, so long you can’t even see the stern 


Entering Frankfort, Betsie Lake 


I ran into my old neighbors from PYC Phil and Pam Eastman.  This reminds me of how small a world it is,  they are doing the loop as well and moved from sail to powerboat!  we will probably cross lake Michigan with them Wednesday after the winds lay down.   


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is located along the northwest coast of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The park covers a 35-mile-long stretch of Lake Michigan’s eastern coastline, as well as North and South Manitou islands. This park has outstanding natural features, including forests, beaches, dune formations, and ancient glacial phenomena.  Below you can see people going up and down the dunes, must be quite the workout.


Jacobson Marina is a great establishment.  They have a pool, hot tub, laundry, fuel, pump-out and small store 231-620-0474 Owner John lives on site and will be happy to have you visit!  Jacobson Marina is located right inside the harbour to the port side.  This is a great small town to walk around and lots of shops stores and good eats.  


cold 12v71 Detroits


2 thoughts on “74 miles to Frankfort”

  1. I finally caught up on your adventures since we were without internet since July 28 camping. You are doing great and I love the fact your Dad and sister have been with you off and on as well as the many new and old friends you encounter. BTW Robert and I have done the 8 mile bike loop on Mackinak plus camped in Sleeping Bear Dunes when we camped around Lake Superior, UP of Michigan and Canada a few summers ago. No locks for us, however! So proud of you. Cecilia

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    1. Hey Cecilia 🙂 thanks for the warm greetings from home, Michigan and Wisconsin have both been amazing places. I’m so happy you and Robert have seen so much of this beautiful country! I hope I can be as ambitious as you both when I am grown up one day. Looking forward to seeing y’all around the holidays. Thanks for keeping up with me.
      Much love


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