Misty Lake Michigan and S/V Denis Sullivan

S/V Denis Sullivan

Although Lake Michigan in this photo looks similar to a photo in a post about two months ago, the two days couldn’t have been more different.

Whereas that photo (below) was snapped on a cool, blustery day (complete with a cargo ship that had been mysteriously anchored offshore all that week) . . .

Ship on Lake Michigan, from Milwaukee bluff on a windy, rainy day katherinewikoff.com

. . . today’s photo actually depicts a more typical summer day in Milwaukee.  Temperatures were in the low 70s, the sky was overcast, and there was no breeze at all.  You can see in the photo of McKinley Marina below how still everything was.

McKinley Marina, Milwaukee

That’s the suburb of St. Francis out there in the distance, jutting into Lake Michigan .

The schooner in the first photo on this page is the Denis Sullivan (the S/V prefix stands for “Sailing Vessel”), a reproduction of a 19-century Lake Michigan ship that is docked— moored? berthed? I’m a little unclear on the finer points of difference in those terms’ definitions 🙂 —at Discovery World down on Milwaukee’s lakefront.  You can sail on the Denis Sullivan for $45, with special deals for members and for families.

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. My blog is a space for playing with ideas about creativity, innovation, lifelong learning, and the nature of "insight."
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One Response to Misty Lake Michigan and S/V Denis Sullivan

  1. Sally Cissna says:

    I love the lakefront, don’t you? Always changing yet comfortingly the same. I love the changing colors of the water…25 shades of gray and blue and green and….I spent some time near the ocean this summer and had that same feeling…almost a “now I understand.”

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