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Ok, first things first. Remember from the last post about me being pulled over for "allegedly" turning right on red and the policeman said there was a sign. I went back through that intersection today and took a picture. I looked and looked and couldn't see a sign, so I'm pretty sure I was completely and totally innocent of any moving violation (thanks again to the police officer for letting me off with a warning).
|Absolutely no evidence of a "no right on red" sign|
Today was an easy day of just sitting and letting someone else do the driving. The driver today was a captain of a tour boat. The tour is on the Huron Lady II. I didn't ask what happened to number "I", just in case it was some kind of, you know, collision and sinking. Those kind of things are just not talked about before shoving off from shore. Of course this tour was never more than a couple thousand feet from shore so I think I could have
The tour boat is docked on the Black River about 500 feet from the St. Clair River. The Black River
|beginning point of tour|
is what was used to float most of the timber products from the "thumb" part of Michigan to the markets in the mid-west and east. They could be floated down the river in rafts then placed on boats that distributed them throughout the Great Lakes Region. Most of that area is now
|Junction of the Black River and the|
St. Clair River. Notice the difference in color
On the way back upstream, you pass several houses along the St. Clair River. I took several
|St. Clair River|
|My favorite house along the river|
|Passing under the Blue Water Bridges|
|Fort Gratiot Lighthouse and Lake Huron|
Lakes and was first established in 1825 but rebuilt several times over the years. The light was extremely important in the 1800's when there was a steamship or sailing ship passing the
|Fort Gratiot Lighthouse|
|Looking out to Lake Huron|
|Looking back towards the Blue Water Bridges|
and the Fort Gratiot
Canada on the left, U.S. on the right
I was able to get pictures from the water perspective of the places I went to yesterday.
|The Maritime Center|
|The Lightship "Huron"|
and the pretty Park to the left
I still don't have reliable cell or texting ability due to Canadian cell towers trying to tempt me into roaming with them. But, tomorrow is moving day and I'll be heading west. I will send out a text saying "OK" once I'm in the clear.
Ya'll take care of each other. Cya down the road.