Wait!  Is there a tree-lined snow-covered canal exiting there?  A dry dock drifted full of snow and hidden by pines?

Nope, it’s a cottage like no or few others, launched in Toledo in 1923 as John W. Boardman.  Click on that first link to see interior shots of the cottage on the St. Marys River just north of Detour Passage.

Hundreds of miles to the south, Benson Ford serves as a similar cottage on an Erie island.

Less than a mile away is John Sherwin, fairly new as lakers go, and yet laid up for some years now.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.