#48 South Haven, Michigan to Michigan City, Indiana

Written by The Crew

Rev writes all the posts as "The Crew" at What Yacht To Do. It's just part of the First Mate duties. That list just keeps growing...

September 6, 2019

We got up early, yes, even before the sun had, to leave South Haven.

Northside Marina is still sleeping.

Out to Lake Michigan

We knew when we were heading out in the channel that it was going to be a bouncy day out on Lake Michigan.

It is kind of hard to explain.

You look out the window and it looks like the waves are going one way.

Look out a side window and it looks like they are coming at you in another direction.

The good news is that the wind was behind us.

Pushing us along.

We moved up and down with the swells.

Trying to stay in our seats.

Food and beverage service was limited.

I talked to my mom on the phone as we moved along.

It was great to take my mind off the hours of uneasy moving.

She said she thought we would be moving to Central Time.

I didn’t know that so after we got off the phone, I asked Google for the time in Michigan City, Michigan.

That’s when I found out that yes, we would be in Central Time and that Michigan City isn’t in Michigan.

I really need to look at an atlas sometime.

Michigan City, Indiana

After such a rocky five hour ride, I was so ready to get to Michigan City.

The lighthouse markers, since we got back into the United States, have been so inviting.

They are unique welcome signs calling us into a safe harbor.

We decided to stay at the Washington Park Marina for three nights.

We were going to just stay two but decided to stay longer.

I love it when we do that.

Base Camp at the marina
Base Camp
Fish Camp – Restaurant located next to the marina

Around Town

One morning we decided to go out and get breakfast.

The ladies in the marina office recommended the Lighthouse Restaurant.

We were not disappointed.

Art and Architecture

All around Michigan City, there are art pieces.

The kind that makes you smile.

There are also impressive historic churches that make you feel like you are in Europe.

There are also remnants of the past hanging around so you won’t forget.

There is a new banking structure all around this historic piece.

Then, there’s fun.

Down by the Water

There is so much to see down by the water.

Blue Draw Bridge

A Tribute to Fire Fighters and Police

Michigan City has an obvious respect for first responders.

In the Washington Park Historic District, there is a statue and markers worth your time.

A Tribute to Veterans

Near the marina and next to the Coast Guard station, there is also a memorial to veterans of all branches, including POWs, and Vietnam.

It is a moving tribute of a proud community.

Picture Perfect

We have really enjoyed our visit to Michigan City, Indiana but all good things must come to an end.

We’ve got to be moving on.

Enjoying the night sky in Michigan City

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  1. Looks like a wonderful place to spend a few days!

    • Oh yes!

  2. Wow, that also looks like such a beautiful place! Thanks for all the pictures for us land-locked followers! 🙂
    Love you guys,

    • You’re welcome, my dear! Love you, too.

  3. Pretty

    • Thanks, Lois.


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