Presque Isle – Saturday July 29

Awesome/Fun/Adventure day.
We unloaded the dinghy for the 1st time on the trip.
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When we arrived at the Presque Isle Marina on Thursday, they gave us a guide book of activities in the area (like the light houses in the previous post on Friday). In the guide book there was a section about 7 sunken ships in the various waters between Presque Isle & Alpena. One of the ship wrecks was in Albany Bay, the next bay over from Presque Isle Harbor Bay – where the marina is located.
We ventured out of Presque Isle Harbor Bay to the neighboring Albany Bay , and took the dinghy about 3-4 miles to look for the sunken remains of the Steamer Ship “Albany”. We used the GPS coordinates from the magazine article below & the Garmin Blue Charts on the IPAD to find the Ship Wreck.
See the history below

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It was pretty hard to see it, in spite of the clear water.
You could make out dark shapes showing the outline of the vessel.

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We then took a slow ride back to the marina, following the shoreline of Albany Bay & then Presque Isle Bay. About 2/3 of the way back, we discovered a nice sandy beach to ; pull over and have a couple soda pops, a few hours of sun bathing, and a wonderful 30 minute nap laying on the dinghy tube .
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The water was so clear, It did not seem like Northern Michigan.
It felt more like Cancun, Cozumel, or Bahamas – rather than northern Michigan.

Northern Michigan Corona moment = https://youtu.be/xZW2SuA7CiE

 

Next stop tomorrow = Cheboygan Michigan (60 miles)

4 thoughts on “Presque Isle – Saturday July 29

  1. Beautiful. Hopefully you make it into the Georgian Bay, said to be some of the best waters and boating in the world.

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  2. Deb,
    I hear the same things about Geo Bay. It was our original plan to go there on the way out & back. But looking at our timeline, if we went there for 1 week and then had 1 more week of delay due to weather, we would not make our rendezvous in Alabama by 2nd week Oct. We will do 2 weeks in Geo Bay on the way home from Trent Severn
    Stay in touch

    Mike/Jonel l

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