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Sunrise from Black Rocks
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Sunrise from Shiras Park
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Sunrise from South Beach
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Sunrise from Bum's Beach
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Sunrise from South Beach
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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Sunrise from Labonte Park
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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Sunrise from Bum's Beach
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
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Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
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Sunrise from Mouth of the Carp
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Sunrise from South Beach
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Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
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Sunrise from Park Cemetary
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
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Sunrise from North of Picnic Rocks
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Sunrise from US 41 & M 28 Roundabout
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Sunrise from Black Rocks
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Sunrise from Dead River
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Sunrise from North of Picnic Rocks
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Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
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Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
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Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Presque Isle Bog Walk
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April Highlights

  • 1/3 of this project is now complete.
  • For the first time this year, half of the sunrises this month had a visible sun.
  • A good look at how drastically the same location can change in just a few days.
  • Sun was visible for 14 of 30 sunrises

April Temperatures

Coldest Sunrise
17º F
Avg. temp
31º F
Hottest Sunrise
53º F

April Overview

Since delivery a TEDx talk at NMU last month, I have been focused on the following thought: What happens when we are deliberate about seeking nature every day?

With my recent Bytes With Bugsy series throughout April I had been focused on another recurring thought: What happens when you are deliberate about putting your ideas into the world?


I looked at my phone’s health data app this morning. And you know what? The colder and gnarlier the weather was, the more I walked. This month’s weather has been a breeze, but it’s not as inspiring as watching Superior change throughout every day of January and February.


Brute force, and not skill, is how I’ve put things into the world.

Songs of April

Music has played a large role in this year's journey. These are the songs that were the theme of April, the ones that were playing in my car stereo on the way to sunrise, in my headphones while editing photos, and the ones being shared with those closeest to me. Check out the entire playlist.

Katherine Paul rocks. Love her voice with the guitar. And can you get any better than the name Black Belt Eagle Scout? Also, maybe a good song for a woman I want who's taken. Maybe.

This year has been all about the female vocalistss. Like, totally obsessed with female vocals and nothing else.

Another for good measure.

The first time this came on was a Saturday morning. I didn't stay in bed. The official song of every Saturday sunrise.

We stayed up all night (to watch the sunrise) We stayed up all night (we never felt so alive). These are my people, now where do I find them? This is definitely up for song of the year.

April Sunrise Locations

Fuel more Sunrises

There is plenty more content to come from Year of the Sunrise I, II, III and ...IV(?). Add a weekly or monthly cup of coffee to fuel more sunrise content. Or, add monthly or quarterly tank of gas to fuel more sunrise road trips, which is how it all began.

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For Daily Sunrises...

For daily sunrise content follow @BugsySailor on Instagram and TikTok where I post a daily sunrise photo and video.