Oh my gosh, have you got a treat in store for you today! My Georgia/Mackinac Island friend, Jane Winston, her son Jeff, and four other folks from Mackinac Island got the trip of a lifetime a week ago!
The happy group boarded the Paul R. Tregurtha (at 1,015 feet, she holds the title Queen of the Lakes – the longest ship operating on the Great Lakes circuit) on June 12 and spent six nights aboard the working freighter as she delivered coal to St. Clair Shores and Monroe, Michigan and then doubled back to pick up more coal in Duluth, Minnesota. The journey covers all aspects of living aboard a Great Lakes freighter from food, to how they entertained themselves, to how the crew accomplishes the work they do each day.
So, come on aboard! Jane wrote about the trip in eight blog posts. When you click on the link below, you’ll be seeing the LAST post. To the right is a column that says “Blog Archive”. Click on the one that says “On Board the Paul R. Tregurtha June 11, 2016” – that’s the first one. Then you can keep going back to the Archive to pick the next one in sequence.
Happy sailing and thanks to Jane for allowing me to share her fabulous trip with my readers! http://janeonmackinacisland.blogspot.com