ADVENTURE: SHIPWRECK AT SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND

ADVENTURE: SHIPWRECK AT SOUTH MANITOU ISLAND

The Francisco Morazan shipwreck at South Manitou Island is part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park on the west coast of Michigan.  The island is accessible by an hour and half boat ride on the Manitou Island Transit boat called the Mishe-Mokwa from Fishtown in Leland, Michigan.

You can camp or hike for a day on the remote island.  The island has a lighthouse (now a ranger station) and was once inhabited as a small logging community but now only remnants of the farms are still there.

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Fishtown where you board the Manitou Island Transit boat called Mishe-Mokwa.

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The Francisco Morazan shipwreck.

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View from the boat looking at South Manitou Island.

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Island views.

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The remote island has some trails but otherwise is left wild.

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The island was logged mostly for white cedar trees.  There are still virgin trees there to see.

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View of North Manitou Island.

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View of the Michigan coastline.

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Boardwalk to the once used Coast Guard Lighthouse.

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The Mishe-Mokwa boat.

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