When arriving in Escanaba we were greeted by two young people who were very nice and pumped us out and fill up the tanks. Escanaba has the nicest pump out equipment I have seen on the great lakes. It almost did not fit under my rail as the waste port is positioned in as tight spot on our boat and this nozzle was very large. It had a fresh water rinse line and valve attached with the waste separated by a couple of 90 degree elbows and a few ball valves. it was bulky ,however, this set up insures you get a good rinse and is a whole lot less messing around.
We decided on Menominee MI as our destination after much debate. It was going to be a stay of at least two days as we were about to get some very high winds and rain for at least a day or two. Once we were all settled in we did some exploring and had a nice dinner at Table Six, "Ta6le". Menominee is doing some great things in there little downtown. There are a few buildings that have been completely renovated and there are plans for some additional ones. The town really understands the economic impact from the boating community and provide some very nice incentives in coupons and other niceties.
As it turned out we only saw the rain through the night into the early morning ending around 8 am. The first half of the second day was cold and windy as by evening the sun came out and temperatures came up. Mission for the day two was to check out the border town Marinette WI. We crossed the Menominee river to the south of the marina you are in WI. Our first intended stop was the Nest Egg Marina in Marinette to see there ship store which they claim is the largest north of Milwaukee (this is not true). Before we made it there Susan and the kids wanted to stop for lunch and we found Ironworks which is a bar restaurant that was nice.
When riding back we stopped at the lighthouse and break wall of the river to watch the waves come in from the high winds we received though out the night.