The town of Bayfield, Wisconsin, is somewhat dwarfed by her newest visitor: the Great Lakes cruise ship, the Yorktown. At 257 feet long and 68 feet wide with an 8-foot draft, she makes the local excursion boats and Madeline Island ferries look small.
The nearby sailboats are infinitesimal. The entire town is fact, is dwarfed by her presence.
According to her website — http://www.greatlakescruising.com/yorktown/ — she carries 138 guests in 68 exterior cabins. We figure the interior cabins (how many might that be?) carry the crew.
Apparently she also carries a lot of fuel and a lot of holding tank capacity (no discharge on the Great Lakes, remember). So we weren’t surprised to see a fuel truck at the dock filling her up side-by-side with a sewage truck emptying her out. But how many times did each have to make the trip down to the dock to finish the job, we wonder.