Every sailboat in the Port Huron to Mackinac Race that is on the shore course comes past the lake house. Today the vessels have been coming in waves. First we saw one, then three, then ten. That was at mid-afternoon. By evening, there were scores of boats, all upbound for Mackinac.
On a computer screen the sailboats look like grains of rice, spread out across Lake Huron. By morning, there will not be a sailboat in sight.
Wanda Hayes Eichler