This is the entrance to the marina and is a man-made rock jetty. We have seen quite a few of these on the Great Lakes since there seem to be very few natural harbors. As a result, these manufactured harbors are very well designed and built.
Orinda made the walk out to the end of the jetty and the navigation light, although the waves were several feet high. Not surprisingly, there was no boat traffic today.
In fact, we were really surprised to see how empty the marina was. AS you can see, there were many open slips; I would guess at least 60% were not in use. This has been fairly common in many of the city marinas we have seen and we wondered where the boats were.
Lake Huron is much smaller than Lake Superior, but it is still huge! In fact, Lake Huron is the fifth largest freshwater lake in the world. After leaving Rogers City, we headed north to the town of Cheboygan, about 25 miles away.
The Cheboygan River runs through town and empties into Lake Huron. We were especially interested in this city dock area that allows boats to tie up so folks can walk into the stores in town.