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Best provisioning stops in the Great Lakes

There is another thread like this for the east coast. I want to share what I found in the Great Lakes and find out from others what we missed:

Lake Superior -

Barker's Island Marina, Superior, WI: Without question the best stocked, full service marina on the Lake. Grocery store within walking distance. Farmers market on the island every Saturday. Playground. Museum.

City Dock, Houghton, MI (free): Grocery stores, restaurants, library, clothing, super walkable. Busy college town. Great people.

City Dock, Munising, MI: Grocery stores (x2) hardware stores (x2), restaurants, library, all within walking distance. Super helpful old-time cruiser/harbor master.

Best anchorage: south bay if Grand Island, MI. Well protected, good holding,
snorkel on wreck.

Lake Michigan -

Harrisville, MI: the town takes pride in it's marina and it shows. Grocery store and hardware store easily walkable but the marina will also give you a lift if you are feeling tired.

Downtown Detroit, MI: Good entertainment options for the kids along the waterfront, grocery store, delis etc walkable, bus within a few blocks direct to marine store. Super friendly, iconic American city.

Lake Erie -

Erie, PA - Most services (except a good marine store) within walking or free bus/trolley ride. Most immaculate marina if our travels was East Bay Marina. Our one night of luxury.

Rich Marine, Buffalo, NY: Marine stores - finally! The best stop for marine stores. West Marine and another big sailor supply store within a few blocks. Marina is power boat focused but had great mast service.

Best anchorage: Presque Isle State Park. Perfecty protected with good holding. Walk to playground and beach. Water taxi to Erie.
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