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German cruise ship returning to Alpena

ALPENA, Mich. — The German cruise ship, M.S. Hamburg will be stopping by Alpena again this Friday. It stopped in Lake Huron on September 25 and is set to return. The ship is carrying a different set of German passengers this time and ferries will be docking behind the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Expect a lot of foot traffic on Friday, as these German tourists will be walking around downtown Alpena. “This group is interested in history, heritage, local culture, and everything is based on learning something,” said Mary Beth Stutzman, president and CEO of the Alpena Convention and Visitors Bureau. “So they were most interested in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and the lighthouses in Presque Isle, and just experiencing our daily lives.”

The best place to view the cruise ship would be at the break wall. If you would like to welcome our German visitors, you can meet them getting off of the ferries behind the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary around 12:30 p.m. on Friday. However, the time could change depending on the weather.