Algoma reflects on first year of cruise ships
There were a lot of new faces at Yardstick Books in Algoma this summer. That was due in large part to regular stops made by cruise ships on the Great Lakes.
“It really felt nice to have visitors from all over the country and around the world coming to our beautiful beach town, a small place,” said Yardstick owner Heidi Raak. “We really enjoyed having more visitors and having the conversations you have when that happens.”
Coming into the late spring, people and businesses in Algoma didn’t really know what to expect as the city of 3,200 became a stop for Viking Cruises and other cruise ships.