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‘Darrel the Barrel’ floats across Lake Michigan, becomes social media star

Posted at 10:33 AM, Oct 11, 2019

MUSKEGON, Mich. – The City of Muskegon, Michigan is touting a new visitor to its shores.

A City of Milwaukee construction barrel floated all the way across Lake Michigan and ended up at Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon.

But that’s not where the story ends.

The people operating the Muskegon government Facebook page have dubbed their new orange friend ‘Darrel the Barrel’. Darrel has apparently been taking in some of the sights in Muskegon — including checking out artwork in the downtown area:

Officials in Milwaukee also responded to Darrel’s travels and popularity:

If you would like to follow along with Darrel’s adventure, visit the City of Muskegon Government Facebook page.