This is a common sight on Grand Traverse Bay near Traverse City this time of year. Several replicas of old Great Lakes Ships sail West Grand Traverse Bay throughout the summer taking passengers for rides around the Bay off of Lake Michigan and students on what's called the School Ship. This was last week on one of the few mild, sunny days we're had here this spring. Water temps in the Bay are still frigid ( mid to upper 50's). But days like this are beautiful to sail. The small piece of land on the horizon to the right is the Old Mission Peninsula which divides East and West Grand Traverse Bays.
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It's pretty striking seeing them sailing solo across that great expanse of water. Come summer and later into tourist season here the Bay will be filled with all sorts of boats. And once a week there are sail boat races that make for some great photo ops.