Below the Mackinaw Bridge: Sailing on the Inland Seas

The date is July 6, 2016 and I’m standing at the helm of the tall ship Inland Seas, a two-masted, gaff rigged schooner like the ones that sailed the Great Lakes back in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. I’m guiding her through the Straits of Mackinaw in northern Lake Michigan towards the bridge, into LakeContinue reading “Below the Mackinaw Bridge: Sailing on the Inland Seas”

Fly Fishing Rapid City’s Spring Creek

  The Black Hills is an island of mountains surrounded by prairie. Home to cold trout streams fed by spring flows. The Black Hills provide ideal conditions for trout. The majority of streams contain self-sustaining wild populations of brown and brook trout. Brown trout management in the Black Hills focuses on development of wild fisheries.Continue reading “Fly Fishing Rapid City’s Spring Creek”

The Schoolship and The Challenger

There is something nostalgic and even romantic about the Great Lakes and the big boats that come and go each day carrying their heavy loads to unknown ports. Maybe it’s because of the many stories we’ve heard of violent storms and shipwrecks, or maybe it’s because the big freighters seem to stay in service and our memories a long time. For itContinue reading “The Schoolship and The Challenger”

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