The State of Michigan is a training vessel, sort of a floating school for lake boat crews and it has been busy all day yesterday and today. It first heads upriver from the locks, to about Point Iroquois, turn around there and then head back to the Soo. It has been repeating this course, regularly since yesterday. Tomorrow is Engineer’s Day at the locks. The Coast Guard is also holding a similar celebration. Maybe between these two events there will be a graduation exercise too. I’m hoping that they will allow us to cross the McArthur lock over one of its gates like they have in the past, but those days are probably gone for good. We’ll be in town to see what is up with Engineer’s Day, which is held every year on the last Friday in June, but this will be my first one.