We unloaded the dinghy for the 1st time on the trip.
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
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.
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 .
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)