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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Icy Sunset on Torch Lake by T P Mann
“Even the most terrible days eventually have their sunsets.”
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.
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.
Bishop Park Veterans Memorial Dual Starburst Sunrise by 1adamtwelve
A big thank you to all veterans who have served our country & to their families, especially those whose loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice.
Adam took this photo at Bishop Park in Wyandotte. See more in his Wyandotte – Bishop Park gallery on Flickr.
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.