A good read about sailing explorers is Over the Edge of the World about the first circum navigation.
After sailing on the Bounty, I was amazed that anyone got anywhere sailing in ships like that and HMS Bounty was much more modern than the ships Columbus and Magellan were sailing. Those were brave men sailing off into the unknown in vessels like those.
Sailing is definitely over in northern Michigan. Weather forecast this week includes measurable snowfall. Not a big deal because most of us are hauled out and covered up or in the barn by the end of September.
I was hauling Tally Ho out at East Chicago Marina (south end of Lake Michigan) a few weeks ago…
a man I didn’t know came up to me and said “I have something you may be interested in”. Wasn’t sure where that was going to go, but he pulled out his cell phone, opened his photos app, and there was Tally Ho, sailing in a stiff breeze, reefed down a little…the guy that gave me the photos said we were sailing in 25-30 knots….
I don’t remember seeing another boat sailing around me that day, but I was appreciative of the photos from a different vantage point!