National Parks and Isle Royale
By: Posted On: 2020-07-06

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I had a chance to go to Isle Royal National Park during the summer of 2008. My youngest son and I had a few days off and decided we would spend a day touring the island. We boarded the Isle Royale Queen IV, which was a 100-foot long ship that would take us 56 miles across Lake Superior. The trip was supposed to take three and ½ hours, but a storm had blown across the lake the night before our boat ride, and there were still six-foot waves on the big lake. Needless to say, I had never been on one of the Great Lakes before, and six-foot waves would almost double the length of the trip. It was rough enough that they were selling Dramamine for $1 a tablet in the snack bar, and ½ of the guests were hanging their heads off the side or the back of the boat and losing their breakfast. I did partake of the Dramamine but kept my breakfast down. My youngest son enjoyed the ride as he was fresh out of the Army and rode out on the bow of the ship.