Catalina 38 Avantura
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Cruising from Chicago to Monroe
The paragraph below is for a sailboat doing 5.5 knots.
It is one day (10 hours) from Port Huron to Gibraltar, MI (where the Detroit River meets lake Erie), then a few hours down the lake from there. There are a lot of marinas on the west side of Lake St. Claire, and some marinas on between Belle Isle and the Michigan mainland at the north end of the Detroit river, but you would have to go up back around Belle Isle to go down the river (the Belle Isle bridge is too short for sail boats and does not open). After that, there are not a lot of marinas until you approach Lake Erie. If you make it to there, you might as well continue to Monroe.