2018-07-26 Home to Detroit

Magnolia departed St Clair city in a quiet Sunday morning thought we did have to wait for the Pine River Bridge to open!

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As we transited down the St Clair River to Lake St Clair we could not get over how much the water looked as if we had been transported to the Bahamas!

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Always traffic…not the bow wave…that’s probably close to 4 feet!

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Arriving Detroit we moored at the Detroit Yacht Club. A true old time Yacht Club. We really enjoyed our visit and the club was a wonderful place to host Magnolias visitors.

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The DYC is filled with beautiful rooms.

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The marina is well laid out and large fairways for good maneuverability in spite of the Detroit Rivers current.

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We had a terrific slip location on “Slab” dock…the gentleman who built the dock owned a tombstone company…no kidding.

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First visitor aboard was my dad who had not visited me on a “boat” since his two trips aboard Ticonderoga back in the 80s! It was a wonderful day and he received the full Magnolia treatment!

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Looking towards downtown Detroit

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A side note, I did build and install a Raspberry Pi, Signal-K server while we were in Detroit. Much more on this down the road.

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We were truly blessed to open our home to school mate friends…there are friends in this picture whom I went to kindergarten with!!! No kidding.

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We had a wonderful afternoon available and so appreciative to those who made time!

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Departing DYC the Detroit River was absolutely flat!

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Approaching the Belle-Isle Bridge

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Under the Belle-Isle Bridge.

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This guy was actually anchored in the river….

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I never imagined visiting Detroit via our own boat. It was very humbling to us to have the ability and capability!

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The Renaissance Center has been the highpoint of downtown Detroit since I was young.

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Though the center was originally built by Ford Motror, somehow it became the headquarters for General Motors.

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Cobo Hall, some great concerts there…

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The River Rouge plants…where Detroit became Detroit.

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I have no idea when we will be back the experience of coming home via the water has been unbelievable.  We are off to Lake Erie and the Ohio coast.

3 thoughts on “2018-07-26 Home to Detroit

  1. Great pictures! Your summer sounds wonderful.
    We have a contract on a Heritage 33, contingent on selling Braveheart. Have a potential buyer coming from FL this weekend to see her. Keep your fingers crossed!

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