Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Big Winds on Grand Traverse Bay

 An approaching cold front brought high winds to Grand Traverse Bay yesterday.  The afternoon sail with St. Mary's of Gaylord was done with just the stays'l and reefed main.  We had a peak wind of 33 knots. 

Gaylord St. Mary Students After the Sail
When the storm finally arrived (about an hour after we docked), a big blast of wind toppled my dock box and the two porti-johns at Suttons Bay Coal Dock
Big winds continue today (June 1).  The morning trip on Inland Seas had a peak gust of 43 knots. 
- Capt. Tom

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