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The Silver Hawk

I spent approximately 5 years living aboard the Silver Hawk.  Docked on the Detroit River (Detroit, Michigan) it was certainly a different form of living.

At that time I could afford a house or the boat I always dreamed of.  You see my choice.  The summers were great but not long enough. The challenging winters were dreary and too long.


As is usual for me I needed an additional challenge so I studied hard and tested and received my U.S. Coast Guard Masters (Captain’s) License. They said no one passed the test on the first try.  I did. I was more proud of my “Capt. Dave” title than I was of my police rank..

So as a side job(?) I started Silver Hawk River Cruises.  I never made much money but it was a lot of fun and I had some great experiences.  Traveling the Great Lakes was an exciting adventure in its own right, and I do miss it.

Zoom out on the map below and you will see I had easy access to all of the Great Lakes.

Kean’s Marina Detroit in a larger map