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Out for a day sail Monday

JayhawkerJayhawker ModeratorPosts: 18,141 Senior Member
Beautiful day on Lake Michigan... that's South Manitou Island -the southern entrance to the Manitou Passage- about 15 miles off

Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    The fog signal building at Point Betsie

    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    Point Betsie Lighthouse built in 1858...the color and arrangement of the windows is known as a "Day Mark"...ships carried a book that showed the Day Mark of every light house...at night each light had it's own pattern of blinks...

    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    The entrance to Betsie Bay with the North Pierhead Light in the foreground

    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    edited September 2018 #5
    A closer view of the Pierhead light... it's clad in steel plate so it can take a beating from the waves breaking on it...also arranged to present corners to the prevailing wind...

    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Beautifully blue!

    The ragging temper of winter fast asleep beneath the tranquil surface.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    That first picture looks similar to the chalk cliffs at Dover in he English Channel. Cool lighthouses!
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    Mariners had a lot of say in the color of lighthouses....quite a few were changed from their original paint after Mariners lodged complaints..." Can't see the damn thing!"
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,762 Senior Member
    This could be a long post, but I'll keep it simple. I've lived in Michigan, Louisiana, California, North Carolina, Okinawa, and Colorado, and set foot on a lot of other places. For pure beauty and remote places, Michigan pretty much beats all.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    Yes...yes it does...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
    Very nice. Great fun. 
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,288 Senior Member
    If you were sailing, you could have at least had the Swedish Bikini Team manning the ropes wearing their team uniforms.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,986 Senior Member
    Very nice pics; LOVE sailing!
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,122 Senior Member
    My brother was given an old 16' sailboat a couple of months ago.  He has it ready for its first test run this Saturday.  I will be going along with my 19' runabout as the safety/towboat.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,037 Senior Member
    There's no such thing as a "free" boat...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,908 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    There's no such thing as a "free" boat...
    Sure there is.  I used to get this stuff in my corn flakes when I was a boy...


    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,037 Senior Member
    I remember that submarine!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,122 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    There's no such thing as a "free" boat...
    As a boat owner, I will not disagree with you.  We all know what "BOAT" stands for:
    Break
    Out
    Another
    Thousand

    Bought mine about 3 years ago for $1,800.  Between trolling motor, electronics, new Evinrude and rigging, I have put another $15,000 into it.  The 30 year old hull needs paint and doesn't look fancy, but every functional part in and on the boat is brand new at this point, so it is easy to put it in the water and go any time I get a hanker'n to......as long as I have the time.

  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,122 Senior Member
    Gila said:
    zorba said:
    There's no such thing as a "free" boat...
    Sure there is.  I used to get this stuff in my corn flakes when I was a boy...


    Aren't those the ones that you put baking soda in and they will dive and resurface?
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    I own a drift boat...in other words...a row boat...went to buy new oars...guess what...for 10 foot carbon fiber shafts with laminated wood blades...$ 1000.00....so the BOAT thing holds true across the whole spectrum...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,122 Senior Member
    The "Free" sailboat.
    Not much wind today so for awhile I was actually running circles around him with my trolling motor.  :D  But.....it didn't capsize or sink and he got out and back under his own power, so we are calling it a win.
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