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Super-yacht visits Muskegon

WZZM-TV • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:43 PM

Freedom is the name of a super-yacht currently anchored on Muskegon Lake.

The 230-foot luxury yacht pulled in Thursday and is anchored in the middle of the lake, near the Muskegon Yacht Club and Muskegon Lake channel.

Freedom is larger than the Lake Express ferry, which is 192 feet long. It's believed to be traveling north from Chicago; earlier this week the ship was anchored off Saugatuck.

Muskegon resident Laura Kies said it's impressive even from shore.

"I have never seen one that high," she said. "I was in Florida and did see Judge Judy's and her yacht is called the 'Splendid Lady,' but it is long and not that high. This is neat with the helicopter pad and everything on it."

The company that owns the ship says Freedom is available for charter.

It's not clear who is on board now, but some locals wonder if Oprah is taking a tour of West Michigan.

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