Government dock at Sinclair Cove
Brule Harbour (natural)
I had to anchor everywhere in Lake Superior, except the government dock in Sinclair cove - shown here. Typical of the east coast of Superior is that you find yourself completely alone. During my entire two week trip in Superior the only two people I met sailing were the lighthouse keeper on Davieaux Island I visited and another single-hander, a University Professor on a Vega 27 - which was the only other sailboat I saw the entire trip.
The incredible feature of the east coast of Superior is that there are so many natural harbours and bays along the coast. You never have to go more than 30 miles to get to one - this is one of the main reasons I decided to sail there. The other unusual characteristic of these bays is that they, for the most part, are totally protected from all wind directions. This is due to their narrow entrances and soaring steep sides. For example, the picture showing my boat at the dock was taken when the wind on the Lake was blowing at 30 knots!
I was so astounded by the beauty and ruggedness of Brule Harbour that I stayed there two days even though the weather was good for sailing. Brule is so remote that there would almost certainly no one within 50 miles. I had a great feeling that I had spectacular bay completely to myself - it was peak season and I had not seen any other boat for eight days. It was great to explore the surrounding bay in my dinghy.