Memorable Memorial Weekend on the Water

Bill Rohde - May 27, 2014

With the unseasonable winter's ice cover and slow melt, this year's Memorial weekend proved to be memorable to say the least. The two accompanying photos show how Lake Superior cruisers enjoyed their holiday weekend. The left photo shows Bayfield Wisconsin Yacht Club member Carl Olding relaxing on a chair atop a free-floating berg mid-channel between Bayfield and Madeline Island. The photo at right was taken by GLCC member Bob Hansen, capturing his wife, Diane, relaxing with her feet up on the stern rail of the Silver Girl as they departed an ice field.

Lake Superior boats typically launch starting the first week of May, but not this year. Some Marinas are still iced in, but it's hard to top these hardy Lake Superior cruisers. Was your weekend on the water similarly memorable?