An unseasonably warm winter day was the perfect time to check out the activity in St. Joseph, Michigan. While we were walking on the beach, a large vessel made its way past the lighthouses and onto Lake Michigan. As it entered the lake, it turned north and eventually disappeared over the horizon. We wondered where it was headed. Northern Michigan, Minnesota, perhaps somewhere along the St. Lawrence Seaway, or out onto the Atlantic Ocean for ports much farther away.
The passing vessel dwarfs the pier and lighthouses, and serves as a reminder to onlookers, of how shipping built the towns along Lake Michigan.
Posted by Tom Gill at Tuesday, December 30, 2014