When I anticipated phasing out my sunrise endeavors, it began to feel that I was just getting started. While there was some debate headed in 2020 about the future of daily sunrises, there was no doubt that I was going to keep going in 2021.

On August 14 of YOTS I I wrote in my journal about watching 1,000 consecutive sunrises. It was a small reflection at the time, but something about 1,000 sunrises was so gratifying to think about.

I am still on my way to 1,000, which will be on September 26. At that point, I’ll be just three months shy of a third consecutive year of not missing a sunrise. That’s the current goal. For now, follow @bugsysailor on Instagram for almost-daily sunrise photos.

Sunrise publishing schedule
I am now publishing sunrises faster than ever, this is great news. With 2019 and 2020 fully published, the plan is to jump around between 2021 and 2023, with a focus on completing 2021. Looking for a specific date? Make a small contribution and I’ll publish the date of your request.

Weather

Coldest Sunrise
-24ºF
Avg. temp
36ºF
Hottest Sunrise
78ºF

The sun was visible for 48% of 304 sunrises in 2021.


January

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Cave Point Park
1
Sunrise from Oregon St. Bridge
2
Sunrise from Shiras Park
3
Sunrise from Presque Isle
4
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
5
Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
6
Sunrise from Shiras Park
7
Sunrise from Shiras Park
8
Sunrise from Marquette Yacht Club
9
Sunrise from Shiras Park
10
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
11
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
12
Sunrise from Shiras Park
13
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
14
Sunrise from Presque Isle
15
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
16
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
17
Sunrise from Founders Landing
18
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
19
Sunrise from Thill's Fish Dock
20
Sunrise from South Beach
21
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
22
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
23
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
24
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
25
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
26
Sunrise from Shiras Park
27
Sunrise from Coast Guard Station
28
Sunrise from Presque Isle Marina
29
Sunrise from Shiras Park
30
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
31

February

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Mattson Lower Harbor
1
Sunrise from Shiras Park
2
Sunrise from Presque Isle
3
Sunrise from Shiras Park
4
Sunrise from Shiras Park
5
Sunrise from Bum's Beach
6
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
7
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
8
Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
9
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
10
Sunrise from Lower Harbor Ore Dock
12
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
13
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
14
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
15
Sunrise from Shiras Park
16
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
18
Sunrise from Presque Isle
20
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
21
Sunrise from South Beach
22
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
25
Sunrise from Shiras Park
26
Sunrise from Founders Landing
27
Sunrise from Shiras Park
28

March

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Shiras Park
1
Sunrise from Presque Isle
2
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
3
Sunrise from Shiras Park
4
Sunrise from Shiras Park
5
Sunrise from Thill's Fish Dock
6
Sunrise from Shiras Park
7
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
8
Sunrise from Presque Isle
9
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
10
Sunrise from South Beach
11
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
12
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
13
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
14
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
15
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
16
Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
17
Sunrise from Harlow Creek
18
Sunrise from McCarty's Playground
20
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
22
Sunrise from Shiras Park
23
Sunrise from Lower Harbor Ore Dock
25
Sunrise from Carp River Kiln
26
Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
27
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
28
Sunrise from Shiras Park
29
Sunrise from Presque Isle
30
Sunrise from Shiras Park
31

April

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
1
Sunrise from Gaines Rock
2
Sunrise from Shiras Park
3
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
4
Sunrise from Shiras Park
5
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
6
Sunrise from Coast Guard Station
7
Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
8
Sunrise from Lakeshore Bike Path
9
Sunrise from Peninsula Point Lighthouse
10
Sunrise from Nahma Campground
11
Sunrise from Mattson Lower Harbor
12
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
14
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
16
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
17
Sunrise from Presque Isle
18
Sunrise from Bugsy's Perch
19
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
20
Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
21
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
22
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
23
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
24
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
27
Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
28
Sunrise from Shiras Park
30

May

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Harlow Creek
1
Sunrise from Shiras Park
2
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
3
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
5
Sunrise from Bum's Beach
6
Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
7
Sunrise from Presque Isle
8
Sunrise from Little Lake Road
9
Sunrise from Sand Point
10
Sunrise from Shiras Park
11
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
12
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
13
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
14
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
15
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
16
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
17
Sunrise from Burns Landing
18
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
19
Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
20
Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
21
Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
22
Sunrise from Bugsy's Perch
23
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
24
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
25
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
26
Sunrise from McCarty's Playground
27
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
28
Sunrise from Leila Arboretum
29
Sunrise from Lost Pines Lodge
30
Sunrise from Lakeshore Bike Path
31

June

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Founders Landing
1
Sunrise from Mount Marquette
2
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
3
Sunrise from Shiras Park
4
Sunrise from Old County Road 510
5
Sunrise from Shiras Park
6
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
7
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
8
Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
9
Sunrise from Shiras Park
10
Sunrise from Labonte Park
11
Sunrise from Harlow Lake
12
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
13
Sunrise from Hidden Beach
14
Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
15
Sunrise from McCarty's Playground
16
Sunrise from South Beach
17
Sunrise from Shiras Park
18
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
19
Sunrise from Harlow Lake
20
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
21
Sunrise from Shiras Park
22
Sunrise from Shiras Park
23
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
24
Sunrise from Shiras Park
25
Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
26
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
27
Sunrise from Carp River Kiln
28
Sunrise from Shiras Park
29
Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
30

July

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from McCarty's cove
2
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
3
Sunrise from M-28 Beach
4
Sunrise from McCarty's cove
5
Sunrise from Bugsy's Perch
6
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
7
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
8
Sunrise from Lakeshore Bike Path
9
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
10
Sunrise from South Beach
11
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
12
Sunrise from Thill's Fish Dock
13
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
14
Sunrise from Shiras Park
15
Sunrise from Echo Lake
16
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
17
Sunrise from Little Traverse Bay
18
Sunrise from Little Traverse Bay
19
Sunrise from Bum's Beach
20
Sunrise from Shiras Park
21
Sunrise from Shiras Park
22
Sunrise from Shiras Park
23
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
24
Sunrise from Shiras Park
25
Sunrise from NOAA Station MCGM4
27
Sunrise from Shiras Park
29
Sunrise from Head of the Bay
31

August

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Shiras Park
1
Sunrise from Bugsy's Perch
2
Sunrise from South Beach
3
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
4
Sunrise from Shiras Park
5
Sunrise from Shiras Park
6
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
7
Sunrise from Shiras Park
8
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
9
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
10
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
11
Sunrise from Mount Marquette
13
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
14
Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
15
Sunrise from NOAA Station MCGM4
17
Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
20
Sunrise from Shiras Park
21
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
28
Sunrise from Municipal Marina
29
Sunrise from US 41
30
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
31

September

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Harlow Lake
1
Sunrise from Harlow Lake
2
Sunrise from Coast Guard Station
3
Sunrise from Upper Harbor Ore Dock
4
Sunrise from South Beach
5
Sunrise from Harlow Creek
6
Sunrise from Shiras Park
7
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
8
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
9
Sunrise from Presque Isle
10
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
11
Sunrise from Shiras Park
12
Sunrise from Shiras Steam Plant
13
Sunrise from Presque Isle
24
Sunrise from Robinson's Folly
26
Sunrise from Red Cedar River
27
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
29

October

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Shiras Park
1
Sunrise from Deer Lake
2
Sunrise from Harlow Lake
3
Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
7
Sunrise from Bum's Beach
8
Sunrise from Bum's Beach
9
Sunrise from Champion Street
12
Sunrise from Black Rocks
13
Sunrise from Carp River
19
Sunrise from Shiras Park
20
Sunrise from Shiras Park
21
Sunrise from Presque Isle
22
Sunrise from Shiras Park
24
Sunrise from Shiras Park
27
Sunrise from Shiras Park
28
Sunrise from Shiras Park
31

November

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
1
Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
2
Sunrise from South Beach
3
Sunrise from Shiras Park
4
Sunrise from Dead River Basin
5
Sunrise from Shiras Park
6
Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
7
Sunrise from Shiras Park
8
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
9
Sunrise from Upper Harbor Ore Dock
10
Sunrise from Presque Isle
11
Sunrise from Shiras Park
12
Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
13
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
14
Sunrise from Bum's Beach
15
Sunrise from Lower Harbor Ore Dock
16
Sunrise from Lakeshore Bike Path
17
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
18
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
19
Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
20
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
21
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
24
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
28
Sunrise from Coast Guard Beach
30

December

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Shiras Park
1
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
2
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
3
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
4
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
5
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
6
Sunrise from Shiras Park
7
Sunrise from Shiras Park
8
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
9
Sunrise from Presque Isle
10
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
11
Sunrise from Shiras Park
12
Sunrise from Harlow Lake
13
Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
14
Sunrise from Shiras Park
15
Sunrise from Presque Isle
16
Sunrise from South Beach
17
Sunrise from Shiras Park
18
Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
19
Sunrise from Shiras Park
20
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
21
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
22
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
23
Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
24
Sunrise from Sand Point
25
Sunrise from Portage River
26
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
27
Sunrise from Shiras Park
28
Sunrise from Blue Mound State Park
29
Sunrise from Brittingham Boat House
30
Sunrise from Fryes Feeder
31