View outside our hotel room
View of the Ferry dock from our hotel room porch. We will take the Star Line Ferry to the Island to next day.
Ferry Coming In
"Rooster Tail" Ferry
View from Dock in Mackinaw City
Mackinac Bridge, Coast Guard Ice Breaker Museum
Buildings near Docks
Coast Guard Ice Breaker
Now a Museum, it's worth the taking the tour through this ship
Bow of Ice Breaker
Dilapidated Building at Docks
View from our hotel room porch. A beautiful day ahead!
Onboard the Ice Breaker
The Stairs are more like ladders. And the steps were narrow, too!
When they retired the ship, instead of stripping it of all usable materials, they made it into a museum.
One of several Diesel engines. It was amazing to learn how the ship broke the ice. They didn't ram the ice, they raised up the bow, moved forward & fell on the ice. The hydraulic system was very interesting.
Grate Walk Ways
That was interesting to see below as you walked
View of Diesel Engine
I do not know the proper terms for ships & their "parts" :)
Rope on Deck
View of Deck
Spool of Rope
Size of Rope
Chuck's hand to show size of the rope
It wasn't picked up everyday when out on the Lake
Stair to Conning Tower Area
View from Top
I think. I hope I have the right term!
Thank you for the signs!
Standard Bell Code
View of Mackinac Bridge from Ice Breaker
Walking in the park in Mackinaw City
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Mackinac Isalnd in the distance
Mackinac Bridge to Upper Peninsula