We motored on past the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore Park with its 480’ tall sand dunes and white beaches then passed by the photogenic Point Betsie Lighthouse.
Things were really getting rough now with waves at 7’ to 9’, breaking almost upon each other. We “threw in the towel” and opted to end our day’s travels at Frankfort, traveling on 44 hair-raising miles today. The Frankfort North Breakwater Light was a much welcomed sight and Dan expertly maneuvered the narrow opening into the relatively calm Betsie Lake. We were welcomed to the Frankfort Municipal Marina where we tied up with all available ropes and fenders, preparing for the real wind that would be arriving by Tuesday.
Labor Day picnickers were playing volleyball and pot lucking in the municipal park right in front of our dockage. A small number of people were milling around the town as we meandered through but by 3:30 we were all scurrying for shelter from the rain and distant thunder. This tall-ship made it in to safely anchor before nightfall.