Apostle Island Lighthouse Trip 2007 [Part 1 of 3]
A trip to the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior [Part 1 of 3]
I took a friend and our two sons up to Lake Superior Apostle Islands to do a lighthouse tour. This is one of the most dense areas of light houses in the US. It was a 5 day trip with stops at 3 lighthouses. We camped in camp sites on the islands. My son and I slept on the boat while our guests set up a tent on shore and slept in it. We brought WAY too much stuff and food. The drive up to Lake Superior is 4 hours and another 3 to set the boat up. So our first day was limited. I love the Stiletto, but sometimes setting it up and tearing it down makes me hate the processes. But it is worth the effort. We had almost Zero wind, so it was more of a motoring trip than sailing trip. The Stiletto can get into more places and closer to the beach because of its shallow draft. Its a very comfortable platform to travel on, and it even motors nicely (Id rather sail though).
You will see in the photos we were able to take the Stiletto, right up to the rocks in just a few feet of water and walk up to the lighthouses. If it had been windy with waves this would not have been achievable.
Photo 1First Night - York Island
Photo 2First Night - York Island
Photo 3My sons first night sleeping on the Stiletto
Photo 4Second Day - Sand Island Lighthouse
Photo 5Second Day - Sand Island Lighthouse
Photo 6Second Day - Sand Island Lighthouse
Photo 7Second Day - Sand Island Lighthouse
Photo 8Second Day - Sand Island Lighthouse
Photo 9Second Night - Oak Island