We hopped on the Lady Michigan with about twenty other people, two deckhands, the captain, and the volunteer docent.
|It's the spine of the ship!|
|Fucking cement plant.|
|It's for sale if you want it. The Coast Guard doesn't.|
So, the museum from yesterday gets a five out of five stars. The tour itself gets three out of five. It was kind of expensive and I had such high hopes after reading the Trip Advisor reviews and having such a great time at the museum that it was a bit of a let down for me.
We left Alpena and headed south down Lake Huron to the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse where we wandered around, being sure to stay on the path because of threatening signs about the prevalence of poison ivy. We paid $3 a piece to climb to the top of the tower. The museum wasn't very interesting, but that didn't stop us from spending the better part of an hour there.
Tawas Point State Park (where we had to pay $9 for ANOTHER daily "recreation passport) to see the Tawas Point Lighthouse. For $5 each, we got an interesting tour of the lighthouse in which four different volunteers spoke about different historical time periods in the lighthouse's history. We also got to climb the tower of Tawas Point, so it was a win-win for climbing lighthouses today.