We arrive early Wed. AM at the Sturgeon Bay Canal.
This is the Sturgeon Bay Lighthouse ...
... which one accesses by this long catwalk.
And this is the Canal Lighthouse.
A closer view of the Canal Lighthouse
The Canal entry also houses this small Coast Guard boat.
The Canal is rich in aviafauna. A gull takes off as we approach ...
... and sheds water as he rises into the air.
Reflection of a gull on a blue railing
I'm a sucker for the beauty of Transmission towers.
The gadget in the lower right is a Stockbridge Damper. It opposes the damage that Aeolian vibration of the wires might do.
A Great Blue Heron skims the water ...
... then coasts in the early morning light.
A Great Blue Heron lands at the Canal's edge.
Three Canada Geese fly past ...
... they land, then take off again.
Idyllic boating in the early morning
We're about to dock next to the Oregon Street Bridge.
Here we are. The Maritime Museum is just across the bridge ...
... ah, there it is: The Door County Maritime Museum.
A railroad draw bridge parallels the Oregon Street Bridge.
One of the nine tugboats berthed next to the Museum
A 16-cylinder marine diesel engine in the Museum
The Museum offers tours of this, the large John Purvis Tugboat
Maritime-themed stained glass window in the Museum
A decompression chamber for divers
A draw-bridge rises for us as we picnic on the upper deck of the Grande Mariner.
We round the south canal harbor light, as we set out for Manitowoc.
A last look at the Sturgeon Bay lighthouse with its fragile-looking catwalk
Herring Gulls and Common Terns line the breakwater.