Posts from the Denis Sullivan No.1: Setting Sail for the Summer
Posted by Erin on July 14, 2010
July 12, 2010 – 3:17pm — Natalie Joynton
To speak of my love for the Great Lakes is to tell a tale in reverse. It can only be explained as that: a bottom-up journey, a type of ascent from sand to surface. After working last summer as a fellow for Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, with its massive collection of freshwater shipwrecks, I now find myself living on the ships themselves: schooners, known as Tall Ships, that are exact replicas of the kinds of vessels that disappeared in the glacial waters off Michigan’s shores. It’s ironic, like a wreck gone backwards, this return to light from a darker depth.