Badger car ferry looking to leave coal behind

Steaming into Sunset by Diann

Steaming into Sunset by Diann

mLive shares that the last coal fired passenger ferry on the Great Lakes, the SS Badger car ferry, is exploring plans to transition from burning coal:

Lake Michigan Carferry, Inc. is in the early phases of looking for ways to ditch the coal that currently propels the 410-foot historic ship across Lake Michigan.

“We are just in the early phases at looking at what other options could be viable for the Badger,” said Sara Spore, general manager of Lake Michigan Carferry. “There are not any definite plans, but we know that coal isn’t the long-term solution. We really are starting from scratch and looking at all of our options.”

More at mLive & check out the SS Badger website.

Diann took this shot of the Badger leaving port in Ludington way back in 2008. See more in her Third Coast gallery on Flickr.

More about the SS Badger on Michigan in Pictures.

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Michigan Fisherman

Michigan Fisherman by Cheryl

Michigan Fisherman by Cheryl

You could definitely do worse than floating in one of Michigan’s lakes this weekend – here’s hoping it’s a great one!

Cheryl took this last August. See more in her massive SUMMER gallery on Flickr.

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The Blue Hour

The Blue Hour by Mark Smith

The Blue Hour by Mark Smith

I found this photo from Mark a couple of months ago when I was looking for a photo of Leland Blue for Leelanau.com. Not what I was looking for, but this May 2021 sunset over the Manitou Passage in Lake Michigan is DEFINITELY a find!

Head over to Mark’s Flickr for his latest & for sure view and purchase his work at Leelanau Landscapes!

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Ice Cave Memories

via leelanau.com…Ice Cave Sunset by Mark Miller

Ice Cave Sunset by Mark Miller

Today a photo from back in 2014 of the massive ice coverage along the coast of the Leelanau Peninsula showed up in my memories. While we’ve got nothing like that this year, I figured it would still be nice to take a look back.

You can see some more shots in Mark’s Leelanau’s Ice Caves of 2014 gallery on Flickr.

Get more on Leelanau’s ice caves from Leelanau.com & please remember, walking on the ice on Lake Michigan (or any lake) in the winter is never “safe” so please miss me with your complaints.

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Valentine Skies

Valentines Skies #2 by Gary Brink Photography

Valentines Skies #2 by Gary Brink Photography

Gary took this stunning shot at Holland’s “Big Red” lighthouse on Valentine’s Day back in 2017. Head over to his Flickr for the latest & I hope that you all have a lovely week!

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Sunset on 2021

Icy Sunset on Torch Lake

Icy Sunset on Torch Lake by T P Mann

“Even the most terrible days eventually have their sunsets.”
-Andrew McFarlane

Since a Google search finds exactly ZERO results for “Even the most terrible days eventually have their sunsets” I am low key happy to close the year with an original quotation that I think is perfect for the end of 2021. Here’s hoping that the unfolding of 2022 will be miles better & that you are all happy, healthy, and with the ones you love in the coming year!

TP took this back in March of 2021. See more in his Torch Lake gallery on Flickr.

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Time Travel Tuesday: Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard by Derek Farr

Sunset Boulevard by Derek Farr

Here’s a stunning shot of Detroit’s Michigan Avenue that was featured on Michigan in Pictures thirteen Novembers ago. See Derek’s latest on his Flickr.

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The Magic Of That Day Was Written In The Sky

The Magic Of That Day Was Written In The Sky by David Hoffman

The Magic Of That Day Was Written In The Sky by David Hoffman

Sweet shot of the view of Lake Michigan from Ludington. See more in David’s Lighthouses gallery on Flickr

Have a great weekend everyone & see more lighthouses on Michigan in Pictures.  

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Sunset on the Summer

Labor Day Sunset by Dan Gaken

Labor Day Sunset by Dan Gaken

Well we’ve reached the end of summer 2021. I hope you had a good one & that you get a chance to get out to grab one last bite of Michigan summer goodness!

Dan took this photo back on Labor Day 2019 in West Branch. See more in his massive Life in Michigan gallery.

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Evening

Evening by Emanuel Dragoi

Evening by Emanuel Dragoi

Emanuel captured this idyllic scene back in June. See more in his Michigan album on Flickr.

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