Leaving Lake Michigan
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Yesterday the captain called me around 3:30 p.m. to report that the engine was repaired and they were back on course.
His brother Ed called two other MDOT mechanics who showed up and they all fixed the engine. When they put the key into the ignition, the starter wouldn't turn it over. A new disaster.
John suggested, "Why don't you just tap the starter with a hammer?" They did; problem solved.
Then Mark took the boat a little upriver before Bobby pointed out that the lake was the other way.
As of 3 p.m. CDT Wednesday, they're getting ready to bid Lake Michigan a fond adieu.