Crew members of super yacht come on shore, shop in Marquette

Published: Aug. 13, 2019 at 5:34 PM EDT
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Crew members of the Hampshire,

made their way to shore Tuesday to check out some of the shops in Marquette.

One crew member went to Forsberg's A New Leaf in Marquette to purchase flowers. According to the owner, it was enough flowers to cover one employee’s paycheck for a week.

She said that so far the crew has been very impressed with the Marquette area.

“She said that it is the biggest welcome that they have ever gotten coming into a port. And she also said that they would come back if they are in Lake Superior roaming around because they have been so well received. And Marquette, that’s what we do, we welcome people,” said Sarah Balding, owner of Forsberg’s A New Leaf.

Balding said visitors like this help the local economy. TV6 and FOX UP has been unable to confirm who owns or who was on the privately-owned ship, but there is certainly plenty of speculation online.