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Cruise the Georgian Bay, Part 1


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Features Boat Test: Jeanneau Leader 33

A quintessential Great Lakes cruiser. by Capt. Tom Serio........................

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Boat Test: Ranger Tugs R-23

Big trawler comfort blends with runabout performance in an attractive, easily-trailerable package. by Craig Ritchie ................................

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Disappearing Into the Canadian Triangle

From narrow canals to wide-open lakes and rivers, from small towns to the nation’s capitol, and from serpentine marshes to busy shipping lanes, the Canadian Triangle offers some of the most interesting cruising you’ll ever do. by Marty Richardson .....................................................

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A Family’s Shared Adventure

Cruising tips for the tentative boater. by Felicia Schneiderhan...............

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Port of Call: Mackinac Island, MI

Jewel of the Great Lakes: Anchored to its picturesque past of horse and buggies, grand homes and stately hotels, Mackinac Island, Michigan — located where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron converge — remains much the same as it was in 1897, when town leaders banned automobiles. by Jane Ammeson ...................................................................................

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ON THE COVER Sporty, sleek and spacious; those are three words that are music to Great Lakes boater’s ears. The all-new Jeanneau Leader 33 impresses big-water boaters with plenty of space for entertaining and accommodations, stability in rough water, and a compact design for the more narrow Great Lakes waterways. No wonder it’s called a Leader.

Departments From the Helm ...................................................................................................................... 4 Dock Box .................................................................................................................................... 6 Calendar ..................................................................................................................................... 8 Scuttle......................................................................................................................................................... 12 Great Gear ..............................................................................................................................................26 Shoreleave: Harbor Shores, MI .......................................................................................28 Waypoint: Georgian Bay, ON PART ONE! ........................................................30

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Don’t Hesitate to Renovate .................................................................................. 34

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Safety First............................................................................................................................ 36 Cruising with Kids SEASONAL COLUMN!...............................................37 Boat Spotlights: Jeanneau, Mag Bay, Manitou, Sailfish............. 38 Lakeshore Life: Boyne City, MI .......................................................................... 68 Marine Marketplace .................................................................................................... 72 Classifieds ............................................................................................................................. 91 Classic Crafts ..................................................................................................................... 92

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FROM THE HELM by Kate Bush

Full Speed Ahead

JUNE 2017 | VOLUME LXXI, NO. 6

PUBLISHER Walter “Bing” O’Meara

Cruise toward your next adventure.

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ruising the Great Lakes offers ultimate freedom, with open water in nearly every direction. It’s even better when there’s no strict agenda, no timetable, so you can make up a route as you go along. Cruising feeds our innate need to explore, allowing us to hop from port to port. It satisfies our urge to move, reach new frontiers and go full speed ahead toward the next adventure. If you’re looking for new Great Lakes destinations, you’re in for a treat! Mark Mackinac Island, Michigan on your summer cruising itinerary. This island, offering a peek into the past, was voted No. 5 Best Island Destination in the World by National Geographic Traveler magazine in 2014. Now, that’s quite an impressive designation. You’ll find a quaint downtown with family owned shops, inviting bed and breakfasts, fudge shops for those with a sweet tooth and the world’s longest porch. The island is recognized for its lack of cars; visitors opt for a ride on a horse and buggy or bicycle. Learn more about this charming island in contributor Jane Ammeson’s port of call (p. 58). You’ve all heard of the Bermuda Triangle, but have you heard of the Canadian Triangle? Contributor Marty Richardson guides us on her cruise from Kingston, Ontario, up the Rideau Canal, down the Ottawa River, and then back to Kingston via the Saint Lawrence Seaway (p. 50). Try not to get lost. For those who may be a bit tentative to embark on an extended cruise, check out contributor Felecia Schneiderhan’s feature, “A Family’s Shared Adventure,” filled with tips on how to cruise with kids (even newborns) and how to live aboard your boat as a family (p. 54). You’ll learn that you can never pack too many diapers. Don’t miss our special Waypoint section on cruising Georgian Bay (p. 30). This three-part series will cover the beloved cruising ground, from the tip of Bruce Peninsula, all the way to Killarney. Go out and find your next adventure! Do you have a story idea you’d like to suggest? Email me at kbush@lakelandboating.com to share your ideas.

AREAS FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE

Mackinac Island, MI p. 58 Duluth, MN p. 56

Chicago, IL p.54

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Boyne City, MI p. 68

Harbor Shores, MI p. 28

Ottawa, ON p. 50 Georgian Bay, ON p.30

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The Other Woman 2.0 Our first cruising boat was purchased at the end of the boating season and put away for winter storage. All winter I looked at pictures, planned maintenance schedules, bought accessories — I pretty much spent every waking hour thinking and talking about the boat. My wife sent me a Valentine’s Day card from “the other woman,” as if she was a jealous mistress waiting to spend the summer with me — thus the name of our boat. Since then, we have upgraded; the picture shows The Other Woman 2.0. —Jeff Beatty, Mitchell’s Bay, Ontario

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS by Kate Bush

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Hoffmaster State Park Vintage Camper Weekend Muskegon, MI

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Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Mackinac Island, MI

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MiThumb Trek Port Huron, MI

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Antiques on the Bay St. Ignace, MI

National Marina Day Nationwide

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Port Washington Pirate Festival Port Washington, WI

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Blue Water Sturgeon Festival Port Huron, MI STURGEONFESTIVAL.COM

MacRay Boat Show & Celebrate the Lake Harrison Charter Township, MI

Charlevoix Craft Beer Fest Charlevoix, MI

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Taste of Muskegon Muskegon, MI

Put-in-Bay Music Festival Put-in-Bay, OH

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St. Clair Beer & Wine Fest St. Clair, MI

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Nautical Mile Blessing of the Fleet & Parade St. Clair Shores, MI

Presque Isle Wooden Boat Show Presque Isle, MI

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Three Rivers Water Fest Three River, MI

Young State Park Kids Fishing Tournament Boyne City, MI

Bay Harbor In-Water Boat Show Bay Harbor, MI BAYHARBOR.COM

Festival of the Fish Vermilion, OH

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Spring Lake Wooden & Classic Boat Show Spring Lake, MI ACBS.ORG

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Tunes, Brews & Dunes Festival Hart, MI THINKDUNES.COM

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Steel Bridge Songfest Sturgeon Bay, WI

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Pictured Rocks Days Munising, MI

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Taste of Randolph Chicago, IL

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Colantha Walker Dairy Festival Traverse City, MI TRAVERSECITY.COM

JUNE 16 – 25

Cleveland Race Week Cleveland, OH

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JUNE 12 – 18

The Great NY State Food & Wine Festival Clayton, NY

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Leland Wine & Food Festival Leland, MI

JUNE 9 – 11 DCMM.ORG

Sea Plane Splash-In Grand Marais, MI

JUNE 10 – 12

HFM Maritime Marathon Manitowoc, WI

Door County Lighthouse Festival Door County, WI

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Divas Uncorked Traverse City, MI

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Harborfest 3 South Haven, MI

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Antique & Classic Boat Show South Haven, MI

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Boyne City Restaurant Week Boyne City, MI

CLASSICBOATSHOW

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Gallery Walk Petoskey, MI

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Door County Beer Festival Baileys Harbor, WI

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Fyr Bal Festival Ephraim, WI

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Trout Tournament Charlevoix, MI

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Taste of the North Petoskey, MI

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Great Blue Benefit Chicago, IL GREATLAKES.ORG

JUNE 22 – 24

St. Ignace Auto Show St. Ignace, MI STIGNACE.COM

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Vintage Car & Boat Festival Bay Harbor, MI

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JUNE 23 – 25

TD Toronto Jazz Festival Toronto, ON

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Chicago to Mackinac & Port Huron to Mackinac Solo Challenge Chicago, IL and Port Huron, MI

Grand Haven Arts Festival Grand Haven, MI

JUNE 25

International Bridge Walk Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Paddlefest 8 Sister Bay, WI

SAULTSTEMARIE.COM

KAYAKDOORCOUNTY.COM

Portage Lakes Antique Boat Show Akron, OH

JUNE 28 – JULY 2 & JULY 4 – 9

ACBS.ORG

Summerfest Milwaukee, WI

Traverse City Wine & Art Festival Traverse City, MI

Port Austin Sea Kayak Symposium Port Austin, MI

Uncork Summer Wine & Music Fest Ellison Bay, WI

Soo Locks Engineers Day Sault Ste. Marie, MI

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Algonac Antique & Classic Boat Show Algonac, MI MICHACBS.COM

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North by Northeast (NXNE) Toronto, ON NXNE.COM

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Ellison Bay Days Ellison Bay, WI

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Beaver Island Jazz Series Beaver Island, MI

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Due to popular demand, the creators of the Beachlauncher — an all-wheel drive, wireless remote-controlled boat launching device that allows for carefree launching of your boat and personal watercraft — have introduced the Dinghy Launcher. Currently in the design phase, the Dinghy Launcher is similar to the Beachlauncher in that it is capable of transporting smaller skiffs, jet boats and fishing boats; however, you can now launch smaller boats from 10 to 17 feet. The Dinghy Launcher will come standard with a Kohler 25-hp gas engine, a hot-dipped galvanized steel frame and adjustable bottom, side and bow bunks for a perfect fit. Buyers can choose from a micro remote or upgrade to a full size magnum remote. For more information, visit THEBEACHLAUNCHER.COM.

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GREAT LAKES NEWS

Thireteen Miles of Lake Superior Shoreline Protected

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has purchased one of the last privately owned, undeveloped shorelines between Duluth, Minnesota, and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Known as Big Trout Bay, the property is located just 45 minutes from Thunder Bay, on the shores of Lake Superior. The 2,517-acre property is composed mostly of coastal boreal forest, and includes 13 miles of undeveloped shoreline with towering cliffs, stretches of open bedrock and rugged cobble beach. These shoreline areas are especially important for biodiversity, as they provide varied habitat for species such as bird’seye primrose, Email kbush@lakelandboating.com to add your company’s Great Lakes news to Scuttle! lake trout,

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moose, bald eagles and peregrine falcons, which are assessed as special concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). “This is a massive international undertaking, but when faced with the potential loss of habitat and wildlife on the largest freshwater lake in the world, thinking big is essential,” says James Duncan, Nature Conservancy of Canada vice president, Ontario region. “Most importantly, this project gives us hope that the landscapes we love today will be here for others to enjoy tomorrow. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to make substantive and tangible progress on our overall goal of protecting Lake Superior’s North Shore.” For more information, visit NATURECONSERVANCY.CA.

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BOATS

Sunseeker Adds Manhattan 66

Sunseeker International doesn’t think boaters should have to choose between a boat that can entertain and a boat for relaxation. The boatbuilder’s new Manhattan 66 model is the newest addition to their collection of luxury performance motoryachts, and was unveiled at the London Boat Show in January. In addition to a remodeled deep-V hull, the Manhattan 66 features an open layout paired with panoramic hull and salon windows. The main deck includes the cockpit, salon and aft galley. The redesigned multipurpose flybridge offers both a large sunbathing area and a wet bar. Below deck are four cabins, including a full-beam master cabin with private stairway access. Power for the Manhattan 66 comes from twin MAN 1,000- to 1,200-hp engines on shaft drive or Volvo Penta IPS-1200. For more information, visit SUNSEEKER.COM.

BUSINESS

Northwest Marine Yacht Club Hires New Harbormaster

Lake Charlevoix welcomes a new harbormaster to Northwest Marine Yacht Club. Elliott Falls, a longtime boater and dealer at Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales, will take over for Eric Kammermann, who was harbormaster for 34 years. “I have been an enthusiastic boater on Lake Charlevoix and the Great Lakes my entire life and am lucky to have been able to carry that into a career in the boating industry for more than 10 years,” Falls says. “Having spent most of my summers growing up at Northwest Marine, I am excited to call it home once again. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity I have been given to work alongside — and also give back to — the cruising community that I have so much passion for.” Northwest Marine Yacht Club features 217 slips, a private swimming pool, a clubhouse, a fire pit and a grilling area. Beaches, restaurants and shopping in downtown Charlevoix are all a short walk away. For more information, visit NWMYC.COM.

EVENTS

Operation Dry Water The U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators have once again partnered for Operation Dry Water (ODW): A national year-round campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence of alcohol. As part of ODW, there is a heightened enforcement weekend. This year, ODW will be conducted on the weekend of June 30 to July 2. For more information, visit OPERATIONDRYWATER.ORG. MUST-HAVE

PowerPods Available for Latest Garmin Models

NavPod, manufacturer of high-quality waterproof housings for marine electronics, announced today that they now offer PowerPods compatible with the recently released Garmin GPSMAP 722/742, 922/942, 1022/1042 and 1222/1242 chartplotters. The PowerPod units are available in high-gloss white or the new Carbon Series, and are ideal for any powerboat installation. PowerPods protect fishfinder/ chartplotters from the harshest of wet boating conditions. The waterproof housings feature a swivel base and provide added security from theft. For more information, visit NAVPOD.COM.

Soundings Trade Only Executive Editor Chris Landry will be leaving Active Interest Media to take a position at Viking Yachts as communications director. Landry takes over for Peter Frederiksen, who held the position for 17 years.

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It’s not easy to get an entire regatta named after you; however, if anyone deserves the honor, it’s Edward B. “Ed” Stein — a staple in the Windy City sailing community who, at 100 years old this April, is known to many as “Chicago’s oldest mariner.” This fall, Chicago’s Columbia Yacht Club (CYC) will honor Stein by hosting the inaugural Commodore Stein Regatta, a buoy race set for September 10, 2017. Stein has been a sailor for nearly his entire life. He grew up in Beverly, Illinois, and started sailing in his teens. He was drafted during WWII and was recruited to maintain a small fleet of new sailboats in New York’s Finger Lakes region for recovering injured officers. After the war, he owned a series of boats — his most recent named the Dog House IV. All of his boats were named Dog House, given that’s where he was due to his extensive sailing. Over the years, Stein did not keep his love of sailing and the water to himself. He has been a member, sat on the board of directors, and held the position of Commodore for both the CYC and the Chicago Yachting Association. In 1989, CYC named him “Yachtsman of the Year.” Stein has also been a strong advocate in sharing the benefits of sailing with others. He was one of the first leaders of Chicago Sea Scouts, an organization that has grown over the years and introduced countless kids to the sport of sailing. In 2011, Stein received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Boy Scouts of America for his efforts. A new Sea Scouts boat at CYC will be renamed Edward Stein to honor his contributions to Sea Scouts. The Commodore Stein Regatta will also include a post-race party and an awards ceremony party. Competitor docking will be available on the CYC dock.

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Line 5 Oil Pipeline Has Had 29 Known Spills

The Enbridge Energy Line 5 Oil Pipeline — which runs through Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas, crossing under the Straits of Mackinac — is in hot water yet again. The National Wildlife Federation recently released records of spills, ruptures, and equipment failures along Line 5, revealing that the system has experienced at least 29 spills, which have released more than 1 million gallons of oil and natural gas liquids. This is nearly double the number previously believed to have occurred. National Wildlife Federation’s new interactive map allows the public to better understand where and what has been spilled from Enbridge Energy’s pipeline system, the repair methods that have been used, and how leaks and defects are being discovered. For more information, visit NWF.org/NeWs.

OVER HALF A MILLION BOATERS CHOOSE US

Seakeeper Promotes Andrew Semprevivo to Chief Operating Officer Seakeeper recently announced the promotion of Andrew Semprevivo to chief operating officer. Previously, Semprevivo assumed the role of vice president of sales and marketing at Seakeeper. “Andrew has that rare combination of ability, drive and character, and is an integral part of the Seakeeper team,” says Shep McKenney, co-founder of Seakeeper, Inc. “His thorough understanding of the technical sophistication of our product, combined with the strong relationships he has developed with colleagues and members of the industry make him the obvious choice to continue to serve as the face of Seakeeper in this expanded role.” In his new role, Semprevivo will continue to lead the company’s sales and marketing efforts, in addition to playing a leadership role in other departments of the organization. For more information, visit seakeeper.com.

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U.S. Coast Guard Awards FLIR $50 Million The U.S. Coast Guard has invested in FLIR Maritime, awarding the company with a $50 million contract to provide integrated navigation electronic systems on more than 2,000 USCG vessels, ranging from small-class boats to large cutter-class vessels. The systems include Raymarine multi-function navigation displays, radars, sonars, remote instrument displays and autopilots. All of these components will be integrated with the Raymarine Lighthouse operating system for simple operation and single-point upgrade ability, and will include advanced features specifically developed for the U.S. Coast Guard. For more information, visit FLIR.COM.

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Crownline Appoints Larsen Marine As “Yacht Division” Dealership For Lake Michigan

Crownline Boats has appointed Larsen Marine as its new Lake Michigan dealership for its 30-foot and over “Yacht” range of boats. Working in conjunction with area’s inland Crownline dealer, Fox Lake Harbor, Larsen Marine will focus on the larger models that are better suited for the big-water conditions of the Great Lakes. Located inside the Waukegan, Illinois harbor, Larsen offers Crownline buyers a convenient sales and service port on Lake Michigan. Known for its sleek “sports car” inspired styling, Crownline’s Yacht Division offers models ranging from 26 to 36 feet. Larsen Marine currently has two models inside its climate-controlled showroom, including the flagship 36-foot Crownline 350 SY and 294 CR. Both models offer the speed, smooth ride, efficiency, seaworthiness and high quality interior accommodations necessary for comfortable family cruising on the Great Lakes. For more information, visit LARSENMARINE.COM.

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The Fox River Valley welcomes its newest start-up: Fox River Kayaking Company. With base camps in Appleton and Menasha, Wisconsin, Fox River Kayaking Company offers guided kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) excursions, gear rentals and SUP yoga sessions. This is the company’s first year in business. Check out the Appleton Locks Paddle, where you can kayak through the locks while enjoying the wildlife and urban centers of the Fox River Valley. You can also sign up for the Doty Island Paddle, Kaukauna Paddle, Little Chute Locks Paddle and — for more romantic paddlers — the Sunset Paddle. For more info, visit FOXRIVERKAYAKINGCOMPANY.COM.

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National Marina Days Get out and celebrate your local marina during National Marina Days (formerly National Marina Day, which was held the second Saturday of June). This nationwide boating event will now take place from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and encourages marinas to hold events that introduce the public to boating through on-water and on-land activities. Marinas across the country are also asked to give back to any charity of their choice. To register your marina, or for more information on the event, visit NATIONALMARINADAY.ORG.

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Racine Mayor Resigns, Leads Great Lakes Group John Dickert, mayor of Racine, Wisconsin, will step down from his position later this year to lead the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative — a group of city leaders working to “restore and protect” the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. Dickert will be the Cities Initiative’s new president and chief administrative officer, succeeding David Ullrich, who will step down from his position this summer as executive director after 14 years. Dickert has been on the board of the Cities Initiative since 2010 and served as chair from 2014 to 2015. “The work of the Cities Initiative is vital to the health and protection of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River,” says Dickert. “I am thrilled to step into this position with the Cities Initiative and work with a dynamic coalition of 128 other mayors to ensure the voice of local government is a part of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence decision making.” For more information, visit GLSLCITIES.ORG.

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Brunswick Opens New Innovation Laboratory

Brunswick will be pumping new life into its already vibrant research and development efforts through its Brunswick Innovation Laboratory. The new lab will find its home in the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The new Innovation Lab aims to beef up research and development in a number of industries, including marine engines and pleasure boats. By putting the Innovation Lab at the University of Illinois, Brunswick hopes to benefit from the university’s technical resources, engineering programs, students and faculty. Troy Kollmann, who was formerly in charge of innovation processes and emerging technologies at Brunswick’s Mercury Marine division, will head the new research arm. Learn more at BRUNSWICK.COM.


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Boston Whaler Releases 240 Dauntless Pro Take your fishing to the next level with the all-new Boston Whaler 240 Dauntless Pro. The new model combines the fishabiliy of a center console with a unique Pro Angler’s Tower, featuring a dedicated portside ladder for safe access and a state-of-the-art upper helm for unmatched visibility. Other highlights of this new model include: A large, single-level stern casting deck with storage and a center livewell; a glass-front windshield and optional side curtains; a leaning post with rod holders; and Mercury Verado power options up to 350 hp. For more information, visit BOSTONWHALER.COM.

The Moorings recently launched its newest Crewed Yacht Experience: An exclusive Martinique rum tour, available as an optional add-on package for all-inclusive St. Lucia charter vacations. Explore the island of Martinique, just north of St. Lucia, stopping to enjoy distillery tours and rum-inspired excursions on land, all with the added convenience of a designated personal driver. Key highlights of the rum experience include: A visit to Martinique’s Habitation Clement; a tour of the well-preserved Neisson rum distillery in Le Carbet; lunch at a local restaurant in Fort de France; a visit to the gardens of Balata; and breathtaking views of an iconic volcano site. Yacht accommodation include the Moorings 4800, which sleeps up to six, and the flagship Moorings 5800, which sleeps up to 10 and includes an onboard steward, in addition to the captain and chef. Learn more about the Martinique Rum Experience at MOORINGS.COM/MARTINIQUE-RUM-EXPERIENCE.

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Manitou Adds Seven New Canadian Dealers Since the 2017 model year began, Manitou has added seven new dealership locations to its Canadian network. These new dealership locations have further expanded the reach of the Manitou brand in eastern Canada. The dealerships are: • Cobequid Mountain Sports in Collingwood Corner, NS • Action Marine Service in Stoney Point, ON • Patterson Sales in Napan, NB • Accent Plein Air in Amos, QC • Ed Huck Marine in Rockport, ON • Northshore Sports and Auto in Echo Bay, ON • Pirate Cove Marina in Kemptville, ON “We are excited to add these seven dealers to the Manitou family,” says Manitou President Steven VanWagenen. “They will provide a greater number of people with the opportunity to experience Manitou and our V-Toon® technology.” For more information about Manitou, visit

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Attwood LightArmor Plug-in Bases

Attwood, a boat parts and accessories manufacturer, recently announced the release of new LightArmor Plug-In Bases, a complete line of light bases designed for premium performance, styling, and durability. The all-new Teardrop Series features an elegant teardrop shape with a contemporary, compact footprint. Traditional round and rectangle shapes complete the product offering, and all three shapes come in composite, 304 stainless steel and 316 stainless steel finishes. The durable bases will securely hold up to a 72-inch pole light. They are offered in two- and three-pin options to accommodate task lights, and include covers that stay secure while open or closed. For more information, visit ATTWOODMARINE.COM.

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SHORELEAVE by Gina J. Grillo

Harbor Shores, MI An oasis for coastal culture and community in southwest Michigan.

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Stay at the Inn The Inn at Harbor Shores, which opened in 2014, is a 92-room, full-service resort and business hotel with a spa and waterside dining. The Inn offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools and heated whirlpools, a fitness center, first-class meeting facilities, a curated art gallery displaying Michigan artists and 14 condominium residences. Just outside the Inn lies the Marina at Harbor Shores — a 54-slip, deep-water, floating dock marina on the St. Joseph River, providing boaters direct access to Lake Michigan. The marina is a Freedom Boat Club location, offering a carefree and affordable alternative to boat ownership. “Future development of the marina — in conjunction with the waterfront improvement program offered by U.S. Fish and Wildlife — is in the planning stage,” says Ronald Judson Smith, principal associate broker at Harbor Village Realty, LLC. “The plan includes completion of the St. Joseph River side of the marina’s 300-foot pier, dredging along the pier and approximately 700 feet of already installed sheet pile seawall. When complete, this expansion will offer approximately 1,000 feet of broadside transient dockage for guest boats and yachts.” The Inn’s interior highlights the hues of the surrounding natural environment, accentuated by the talents of local Michigan artisans, craftsmen and furniture makers. The Inn at Harbor Shores recently added: Rise & Vine, a

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errien County, Michigan has a deep history as a resort town. Passengers aboard Lake Michigan steamships first frequented the area in the early 1900s, followed by tourists traveling via automobile and train to visit the county’s lush mix of natural resources. Visitors will find dunes, forests and sandy beaches with crystal blue water. Berrien County, known as “the fruit belt,” is a center of fruit production, with apple and pear orchards, berry farms, grape vineyards and local wineries, such as Tabor Hill. Harbor Shores is nestled into Michigan’s southwestern coast at the connecting point of Berrien County’s twin cities, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. The community is just 90 miles away from Chicago but virtually a world away. The contemporary manifestation of Harbor Shores evolved out of a Victorian desire for restorative coastal vistas and a leisure resort culture. The result is a multi-tiered leisure lifestyle and entertainment community centered on the spirit of water. According to Jeff Noel, Harbor Shores president, “It is here at the intersection of the St. Joseph and Paw Paw Rivers that our overarching vision has been to redevelop and reclaim the acreage that abuts to the water, and to integrate this into a community connected by the water.”


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bar with morning espresso and evening flights of local Michigan wines; dawn to dusk room service; state-ofthe-art Wi-Fi; and a shuttle service to transport guests downtown St. Joseph for shopping and dining, or to the burgeoning Benton Harbor Arts District. “Now in our third year, we have really found our stride,” says Inn Manager Ed Vandenack. “Our focus has always been on taking care of our guests and becoming a cozy full-service resort hotel with all the comforts of home.” Harbor Shores community Harbor Shores’ community philosophy is: Advocating fellowship around the lake; offering entertainment, recreation, golf and boating; and serving as a lifestyle destination with opportunities for home ownership. A centerpiece of the greater 530-acre Harbor Shores community is the Jack Nicklaus Signature Design public golf course — the site of Senior PGA Championships. The Harbor Shores Golf Club restaurant, The Grill at Harbor Shores, has been voted one of the “Best New Restaurants” in Benton Harbor. Twelve miles of walking trails along the Paw Paw River surround the golf course. The Inn’s architect, Michelle Rumsa, found early inspiration in the history of resorts built along the coast of southwestern Lake Michigan, especially Planks Tavern (built in 1887); this would become the namesake for the Inn’s restaurant, Plank’s Tavern on the Water, featuring simple comfort food with a modern flair. The restaurant offers approachable modern specialties, such as caramelized goat cheese with balsamic fig compote, house-made short rib, smoked gouda ravioli, and Otto’s organic chicken with chive mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. For those seeking to become residents of Harbor Shores, there are seven different residential communities to choose from: 14 luxury condominiums on the seventh and eighth floors of the Inn; Hideaway Cottages; Trailside Cottages; Fairways Signature Golf Homes; Champions Village Golf Villas; the Enclave neighborhood; and the brand-new Harbor Village community. This new 11-acre neighborhood, adjacent to the marina, will offer a variety of housing options — from single-family homes to townhouses — and will be available to residents this summer. The entire Harbor Shores community is interconnected by a pedestrian bridge and a network of bike paths and sidewalks. Millicent Huminsky of the Southwest Michigan Tourist Council invites visitors to walk along this piece of Lake Michigan’s shoreline to experience why people have traveled to St. Joe’s coastline for nearly three centuries. “White sands move beneath your bare feet,” she says. “Sailboats splash a rainbow of color across the white-capped water. The fiery sunsets have a permanent memory.” H

(From top to bottom) The Jack Nicklaus Signature Design Golf Course; Downtown St. Joseph; The Spa at Harbor Shores; A newlywed couple walks down the docks at the Marina at Harbor Shores.

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WAYPOINT by Marty Richardson

Georgian Bay, Ontario: pt. 1 Cruising from Tobermory to Collingwood.

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hat do Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Tobermory (with a year-round population of about 1,200) have in common? They are the top four Canadian travel destinations of 2016, according to Trip Advisor. How can a tiny town, such as Tobermory, be in a league with such famous, heavyweight destinations? It’s the great outdoors — duh! Located at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula, about a four-hour drive north from Toronto, Tobermory is renown for its clean air, breathtaking scenery and some of the darkest night skies in southern Ontario. With Lake Huron to the west and the Georgian Bay to the east, Tobermory is a naturalist’s haven and photographer’s paradise; it boasts the highest concentration of native orchids in North America — in an area that’s frozen solid all winter. Some of eastern North America’s oldest living trees — the 1,000-year-old cliff dwelling white cedar — cling to sheer rock faces, while historic lighthouses adorn the shoreline.

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Start in Tobermory The settlement was founded in the early 1870s and named Tobermory by Scottish fishermen who were homesick for their hometown on the Isle of Mull. Originally only accessible by boat, the town continues to capitalize on its waterfront, and is fast approaching Muskoka Lakes’ status as Toronto’s cottage country, with breathtaking waterfront still available for a relative bargain. Lake Huron and Georgian Bay storms have left the remains of more than 20 historical shipwrecks well preserved beneath these clear, cold waters. Where better to enjoy diving than right here in Canada’s first National Marine Park, Fathom Five, also known as “The Shipwreck Diving Capital of Canada.” The 45-square-mile park is dotted with islands that are bordered by limestone overhangs and large caves. Wrecks are at depths appropriate for both experienced divers and beginning snorkelers. Diving excursions from Divers Den, G&S Watersports and Teak Bay transport you from Little Tub Harbor to the crystal-clear waters of Georgian Bay. Glass-bottom tour boats from Blue Heron Company and Bruce Anchor Tours provide above-water views of shipwrecks and the 1858 Imperial-style Cove Island Light. These companies also offer day trips to hike the famous Flowerpot Island and view its namesake prehistoric sea stacks. Tobermory’s other national park, the land-based Bruce Peninsula National Park, is a trailhead for the Bruce Trail, an amazing 450-mile hiking trail that extends from Tobermory south to Niagara Falls. As Canada’s oldest and longest footpath, the trail provides public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Tobermory sports two natural, deep-water harbors, Big Tub and Little Tub, the latter of which hosts

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mariners at the Municipal Dock. Favorite watering holes to visit include Tobermory Brewing Company, Crow’s Nest and Shipwreck Lee’s. Family fare is available at Craigie’s Harbourview, a local institution established in 1932. Try the wings at the Princess Hotel’s dining room, or stop in at the Fish & Chip Place, Leeside or almost any other restaurant to taste the freshest local whitefish. Losing weight? The Sweet Shop can help, with more than 30 flavors of ice cream, as well as homemade candy. Make sure to provision at Peacock’s Foodland, where proprietors Rick and son Rickie Peacock will even help you load groceries onto your boat. Big Tub features Big Tub Harbor Resort, including a marina, motel and Bootleggers Pub, where an outdoor deck overlooks the picturesque harbor. Summer is high season for Tobermory, with festivals such as the annual Chi-Cheemaun (meaning big canoe in Ojibwa) Festival, the mid-June celebration of the peninsula’s 364-foot ferry that transports vehicles 24 miles from Tobermory to South Baymouth, Manitoulin Island. The festivities include hilarious cardboard boat races in Little Tub Harbor, where local teams inside hand-constructed boats vie for acclaim — and just to stay afloat. Lion’s Head Moving by boat south, about 40 statute miles down the coast and around Cabot Head is Lion’s Head, named after the leonineshaped bluffs visible to the northeast. Situated on the 45th parallel, the harbor features well-protected, deep-water municipal docks with more than 200 slips. The harbor is just steps from the compact downtown, which offers everything you need. I especially recommend the lake perch dinner at the Lion’s Head Inn. Sample local food, produce and crafts at the farmers market held on Saturdays in season. Near the marina is Lion’s Head Beach, one of the best in an area known for rocky shores and Ontario’s largest concentration of geologic sinkholes. On Fridays and Saturdays in the summertime,

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Bayside Astronomy features free, open-air viewing of the heavens, just steps from the marina on an observation deck, with telescopes and knowledgeable astronomers provided. The restored 1904 railway station is also worth exploring. Wiarton Cruise another 35 miles south to the foot of Colpoys Bay and you’ll find Wiarton — home of Wiarton Willie, the locally famous albino groundhog and weather prognosticator. Dockage here is at Wiarton Marina, with 250 slips and a 25-ton travel lift. A small yacht club next door offers reciprocal privileges to qualifying yacht club members. Nearby, there is a boat ramp at Blue Water Park, right across the street from Coal Shed Willie Restaurant, where you can pick up a basket of fish and chips, and stop by Willie’s den, where he welcomes visitors when he’s not hibernating. Owen Sound Next is Owen Sound, about 35 miles south. Once a major commercial port, the town was known as the “Chicago of the North.” An interesting historical note: Until 1972, the city was “dry” — a holdover from the late 1800s, when local officials attempted to curtail activity at brothels entertaining sailors on shore leave. When the Saint Lawrence Seaway opened, shipping to Owen Sound declined, and so did the city’s rowdy days. Sailors can still take shore leave at Georgian Shores Marina and Georgian Bay Yacht Club, which together offer more than 650 slips. The marina is a considerable distance from downtown; the closest restaurants include the Golf and Country Club, the European Bakery Café (open for breakfast and lunch) and Captain John’s Fish and Chips. For more selection, you may want to temporarily move to the Owen Sound Municipal Pier, where you can dock free for two hours (but not overnight) on an 100-foot floating dock; from there, you’ll have easier access to two large grocery stores and many other restaurants and shops downtown.


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Collingwood Also once a major shipping port, Collingwood is about 50 miles southeast from Owen Sound. During its long history of shipbuilding, Collingwood shipyards built tankers, freighters, ferries, icebreakers, minesweepers and passenger vessels; the ships were launched sideways into the bay. To relive this history, take a quick walk from the harbor to the Collingwood Museum, dedicated to shipbuilding history and First Nation’s culture. Today, shipping is largely a thing of the past, and Collingwood has moved on to its current role as a tourist resort Mecca. The nearby Blue Mountains (see sidebar) are famous for skiing. Collingwood’s harbor is easy to locate: Just look for the large bank of grain elevators. Here, you’ll find the Cranberry Resort (aka Southwinds) Marina basin, offering more than 100 slips and limited services. Public docking, a boat ramp and Collingwood Yacht Club facilities are on the opposite spit that protects the harbor. Restaurants closest to Southwinds Marina include the Living Waters Resort and Spa, where you’ll find fine dining at Lakeside Seafood Grill; try the Manitoulin Island trout with thyme brown butter or Tomahawk pork chops with charred leek and carbonara risotto; finish your feast with a Kahlua espresso crème brulee. The spa also features the Agua Tapas Bar and Lounge. Nearby, Memories Restaurant in the Cranberry Hotel has an extensive menu with delicacies like puttanesca mussels or tagliatelle al frutti di mare. Harbour Street Fish Bar has an informal air and great fish and chips or bacon-wrapped scallops, accompanied by live music.

There are many restaurants and shops a cab ride away from the marina or yacht club, notably the family-run Huron Club, featuring delicious food in a laid-back atmosphere. Or check out the San Diego Restaurant, recently featured in Anne Hardy’s book, “Where to Eat in Canada,” citing its authentic Italian specialties. Craft beer is as popular here as anywhere. Side Launch Brewing Company (named for the method of launching ships in early days), Collingwood Brewery (skiers recommend the Downhill Pale Ale) and Northwinds Brewhouse & Eatery (fishing fans like the Treble Hook Belgian) draw locals and visitors alike. You can satisfy your sweet tooth at The Candy Factory, while observing from the factory viewing area, and stock up on lollipops, fudge and truffles. Ice cream aficionados shouldn’t miss the area’s premier Kawartha Dairy ice cream, available at many locations, including Sunset Point Park’s Chipper Fresh Cut Fries. Then head to Dags & Willow Fine Cheese and Gourmet Shop to browse the more than 125 types of cheese from Canada and around the globe. The summer’s premier event happens in July, when Collingwood’s annual Elvis Festival provides two-dozen Vegas-style shows, featuring Elvis impersonators of all ages, a street party and a parade. From Tobermory to Collingwood, this leg of the Georgian Bay circuit offers something for everyone and provides a prelude of great places yet to come on the rest of the shoreline. ★

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Blue Mountain Resort Nearby Blue Mountain features alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in season, but isn’t just for winter sports. Blue Mountain Resort’s summer months offer hiking trails, Cascade’s 18-hole putting course, multilevel aerial ropes courses and zip-lines. Try the Mountain Top Segway Tour, and get your thrills on the Ridge Runner — Ontario’s only mountain roller coaster. Do your own spelunking with Free Spirit Tours at Metcalfe Rock, where you can investigate crevices and caves formed along the Escarpment. July features Jazz on the Mountain at Blue Mountain Village, with more than 30 concerts featuring the likes of Canadian singer Gino Vannelli, The Commodores and contemporary jazz musicians the Yellowjackets.

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DON’T HESITATE TO RENOVATE by Capt. Frank Lanier

Master the Mooring How to pick up a mooring ball. mooring ball offers the benefits of anchoring without the hassle and worries. A mooring ball also protects the lakebed from damage that can occur when anchoring and will give you some peace of mind when overnighting. Here’s how to pick one up like a pro.

Before picking it up Mooring balls are easy to identify, the standard being a white ball or can-shaped buoy with a horizontal blue band; vertical spar buoys (utilizing the same color scheme) are also used in some locations. Public moorings may have a VHF contact channel or name, while privately-owned ones are typically marked with the owner or vessel’s name, a mooring permit number, and possibly its intended use (as in the case of yacht club moorings labeled “guest” for visiting boats). You can expect to pay a fee to the harbormaster when using a public mooring, although it will likely be cheaper than dock fees for the night. Once you’ve contacted the harbormaster, they’ll let you know if the mooring ground tackle is sufficient for your size vessel; if it isn’t, they will direct you to one that is. A typical mooring system consists of a pennant that attaches to your boat or bridle, a buoy, a riding chain, a ground chain, various shackles and swivels, and finally, some means of anchoring the whole system to the bottom. Pennants are typically constructed of braided polyester, which meets the requirements of strength and resistance to both chafe and UV deterioration. Always inspect the mooring buoy you’re using, including the pennants and hardware. Each mooring should have dual pennants: One primary and one back-up or safety pennant. If the one you’re directed to doesn’t have dual pennants, install a temporary one after mooring, preferably at the lower eye beneath the mooring ball (where it attaches to the chain).

CAPT. FRANK LANIER is an award-winning journalist, boat maintenance guru and owner of Capt F.K. Lanier & Associates, Marine Surveyors and Consultants ( CAPTFKLANIER.COM ).

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Planning 1. Plan out your strategy and walk the crew through it beforehand, ensuring everyone knows their role. Make sure “the plan” addresses special circumstances, such as opposing winds and current, and proximity to other vessels. Have two crewmembers on the foredeck: One to pick up the mooring pennant with the boat hook and another to take the boat hook (once the pennant is on-board), place it safely out of the way, then assist as needed. Additional crewmembers will likely just be in the way. 2. Establish hand signals or review existing ones used between helmsmen and crewmembers to convey information, such as distance and direction of the mooring ball and speed of approach. FRS handheld radios or wireless headsets are also useful. 3. Conduct a “dry run” prior to picking up your assigned mooring ball. This allows you to see the type and condition of the mooring ball and pennants, and also provides insight

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on how existing winds and current will affect your approach. For example, if the pennant isn’t floating in the lee of the mooring ball, you’ll likely have some current to deal with. Preparations 1. Have crewmembers don life jackets. 2. Have a boat hook handy. It’s a good idea to also wear gloves, as floating mooring pennants can be encrusted with marine growth. 3. Some moorings require you to pass a line from your boat through the eye of the painter and back to your vessel. Prepare this line in advance, making sure it’s rigged properly and of sufficient length. You may want to use your own line to attach directly to the ball if the mooring pennants are worn or encrusted with growth. Doing the deed Approach the mooring ball slowly from dead downwind/current, which will provide better control and maneuverability. Once the mooring ball is at the bow, gently reverse the engine to halt forward motion. The goal here is to gauge boat speed and wind effect so that once the boat is in neutral, it will coast to a stop with the bow above the mooring. At this time, your crew will grab the pennant and tie off before the wind pushes you away. The most common mistake while picking up a mooring is approaching too fast; you can’t go too slow, but you can overshoot the mooring, which could lead to fouling of the pennant or mooring rode on the keel, rudder or prop. After mooring Once secure to a mooring ball, let the boat drift back. Verify that you’re clear of other vessels moored or anchored near you. You don’t have to back down to set a mooring ball, as you would when anchoring; however, you should look to see how your boat is riding. Is the mooring buoy vertical or being pulled under? If it’s being pulled under, increase the length of your bridle to create more of a horizontal pull, which will improve the ride of your vessel in rougher weather and reduce wear on the mooring system. Keep an eye out for chafing of the bridle or mooring pennant, as well. Departing When you get ready to leave your mooring, slowly motor forward or use the pennant to pull your boat up to the ball. Release the line and then drift back or maneuver forward to clear the mooring ball pennant and ground tackle. If you’re using a bridle, simply release one end and pull it on-board prior to getting underway. ★

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ELECTRONICS by Glenn Hayes

The Latest in Cartography A new age in marine electronic charting.

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arine electronics have recently experienced a renaissance of sorts, offering incredible new technology that makes time on the water more enjoyable. Marine electronic charting is part of that renaissance. Boaters now have more detail and information than ever before in user-friendly formats. Features — such as dock-to-dock autorouting, detailed 3D renderings of bottom structure and real-time bathymetry charts — are now commonplace on many of today’s electronic charts. The good news is that if you’re a boater in the market for electronic cartography, you will now get more for your hard-earned dollars. Gone are the days of expensive chart cards that never quite covered the area you wanted. Many of today’s plotters from C-Map, Garmin, Navionics and Raymarine come well-equipped with detailed, pre-loaded charts. There is also a bevy of additional chart options that can enhance on-screen charting. With the increased internal memory and faster, more capable processing of today’s plotters, captains can enjoy feature-rich charts with greater detail. Navionics+ & SonarChart Live Navionics+ chart cards offer the aforementioned chartplotter enhancements. Some versions can update daily and include charts for the entire U.S. and Canada. With Navionics+, you can you download the most up-to-date charts for your cruising ground. These charts may also include data created by SonarChart Live, another product offering from Navionics. This product allows you to create your very own 1-foot, high-definition bathymetry charts, which will display in real-time on your device (either on a compatible plotter from Raymarine, Lowrance, Simrad or B&G; or an iPad or Android device connected wirelessly to a compatible onboard sonar unit). You can then save the data and upload it to Navionics for other subscribers to use. By combining your information with that of other boaters, you can participate in creating highly detailed charts that were previously unavailable. Another interesting product from Navionics is Dockto-dock Autorouting. Offered as an add-on to the Navionics Boating app, a skipper can enter his or her vessel’s information into a smart device loaded with the app, then choose a starting point and destination. The app will create a safe route based on the information available. The skipper can then wirelessly upload that route to the vessel’s navigation system using a compatible chartplotter. Garmin G2Vision HD cards While not new for Garmin, they too offer an updated chart, which utilizes Auto Guidance 3.0. This product will calculate a route based on data from the G2Vision HD cartography

cards. With this newer version chart card, Auto Guidance “can guide the user in and out of more places effectively, including entering and exiting marinas.” Garmin reminds users that automatic route creation is “for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations.” Garmin’s chart cards also have the capability of depth range shading based on your vessel’s draft, making it easy to avoid shallow areas: Red areas indicate shallow depth; use caution in orange and yellow areas; and blue signals a safe depth. You can even utilize a “fisheye view,” which provides a 3D representation of what is both above and below the waterline, as if you were lying on the bottom of the lake looking up at the vessel.

C-Map 4D cartography Not to be outdone, C-Map now has feature-rich 4D cartography. At the time of writing, 4D cartography can be used on certain Raymarine, Furuno and Standard Horizon chartplotters, with more to come in the future. These multi-layered charts can offer vector charts with information displays, including tidal streams and heights, detailed marina plans, roadways and more. The charts also have Dynamic Raster capability, which has a traditional paper chart appearance but comes with the ability to access chart details, such as lights and buoys. Also included is 3D view capability, along with C-Map’s version of their autorouting algorithms called Easy Routing; this well-thought-out, intuitive cartography offers useful features like Guardian Alarm, which performs a forwardscanning check for obstacles based on the chart’s information. Skippers looking for detailed electronic charting now have more options than ever. Time invested in researching which product will best serve your needs will pay off in stress-free navigation. ★

GLENN HAYES is a marine writer and photographer whose background in the marine industry and in marine electronics spans almost three decades and many thousands of miles at sea traveling the world. He can be reached at HAYESSTUDIOS.COM.

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SAFETY FIRST by Helen Aitken

Operation Dry Water Boat safe and sober.

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HELEN AITKEN is a boating writer, photographer and science educator from eastern North Carolina. She loves classic wooden boats, is a U.S. Power Squadron member and plays in the Intracoastal Waterway. Visit her website at HELENAITKEN.COM.

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Myth or Fact? 1. A DUI (driving under the influence) and a BUI (boating under the influence) in Great Lakes states are based on a blood alcohol content of .08 percent. FACT. 2. Alcohol affects one’s vision, balance, coordination and judgment. On the water, sun, wind, spray, motion, vibrations and engine noise accelerate impairment. FACT. 3. Regardless of blood alcohol content, if a boater does not operate the vessel safely while drinking, he or she is declared “under the influence.” FACT. 4. It’s illegal to operate a boat under the influence in all Great Lakes states. FACT: It’s illegal in all U.S. states. 5. Only the U.S. Coast Guard can issue BUIs. MYTH: USCG, Wildlife officers and all other law enforcement officers can issue BUIs. 6. With a BUI, expect insurance rates to increase, your boat to be impounded and the driver to be arrested. Penalties vary by state but include fines, points on a driver’s license, jail time and even losing driving privileges. FACT. 7. Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents. FACT. 8. Getting drunk on the water takes longer than on land. MYTH: With environmental conditions and boat-related noise, alcohol and drug influence occurs quicker than on land. 9. Drinking alcohol while driving a boat is less dangerous

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than driving a motor vehicle. MYTH: It is more dangerous on the water because there are no seatbelts, and turning and stopping is more difficult. 10. Intoxication may increase the likelihood of slipping on-board and falling overboard. FACT. 11. Paddleboats like canoes and kayaks can’t be targeted for BUIs because they don’t have motors. MYTH: BUI laws pertain to all vessels, from canoes and rowboats to large ships. 12. Most fatal boating accidents occur in the warmest summer months; however, the highest percentage of fatal boating accidents occur nationwide in April. FACT. 13. Most fatal boating accidents occur between 2:304:30 p.m. FACT. 14. More than one-third of drowning victims are impaired by alcohol at the time of the accident. FACT. 15. Alcohol can increase fatigue and make riders more susceptible to the effects of cold-water immersion. FACT. 16. It’s easy to tell if someone is too intoxicated to drive a boat. MYTH: Perhaps not. Erratic behavior and poor judgment may be clues, but experienced drinkers may compensate for visible indicators and hide intoxication. 17. If the driver is intoxicated, lots of coffee or a cold shower can reverse the effects. MYTH: Once alcohol is consumed, the body will neutralize it at about 1 ounce of alcohol per hour. At the legally drunk stage, it will take about seven hours to sober up. 18. The rule of thumb is to wait an estimated one hour per drink before operating a boat. FACT. 19. Law enforcement can’t do a field sobriety test on the water. MYTH: Marine patrol officers have their own form of a field sobriety test, called the Seated Battery of Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST). 20. During Operation Dry Water, there will be an increased law enforcement presence on the water. FACT. Operation Dry Water weekend Operation Dry Water kicks off with a national three-day weekend with heightened law enforcement June 30 to July 2, 2017; however, the campaign is in effect all year long. The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), the U.S. Coast Guard and all law enforcement agencies support this initiative. You can find more information on Operation Dry Water at OPERATIONDRYWATER.ORG.

For safety’s sake, boat sober. ★

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ou wouldn’t think about drinking and driving, but what about drinking and boating? Since many boating adventures include family and friends, enjoying an alcoholic beverage may seem natural and harmless. When comparing standard alcoholic drinks, a 1.5-ounce shot is equal to 5 ounces of wine or 12 ounces of beer. Boating while consuming even a few alcoholic drinks can have serious consequences. Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents. In 2015, 17 percent of recreational boating deaths across the nation were attributed to alcohol consumption, according to the U.S. Coast Guard 2015 Recreational Boating Statistics. In that year alone, alcohol was the contributing factor in 45 injuries, 65 accidents and 33 deaths on the Great Lakes. Choosing to boat impaired endangers passengers, other boats on the water and property. Operation Dry Water’s (ODW) mission is to reduce the year-round alcohol and drug statistics through recreational boater awareness and enforcement. Since the ODW’s inception in 2009, alcohol-related fatalities have decreased in the U.S. by 24 percent. As new generations of boaters take to the water, this ongoing campaign is necessary to keep our waters safe.


CRUISING WITH KIDS by Diane Seltzer

Fun in the Sun Protect your kids from harmful summer rays.

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oaking in the afternoon sun is one of the many joys of boating. In fact, the idea of “more fun in the sun” is what gets our kids so excited about being out on the boat. Unfortunately, like other things we enjoy in life, moderation is key when it comes to the sun. It only takes 20 minutes of sun exposure to get sunburned if you’re not properly protected. While we focus a lot on life jacket safety for our kids (as we should), we often overlook sun safety as an equally important aspect of boat safety. Sunburns can be more than just painful for kids — they can have long-term effects by significantly increasing the lifetime risk of developing skin cancer. Studies show that most kids get much of their lifetime sun exposure before the age of 18. The average boater spends 5.7 hours per outing on the water, and prime boating times typically correspond with peak UV exposure time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Even on a cloudy day, overexposure to UV radiation from the sun can occur. On boats, UV rays can be amplified considerably by reflecting off the water and fiberglass boats. Between swimming and watersports, the time kids spend on the boat adds up quickly. Most kids are unaware of how much sun they are getting throughout the day, so it’s essential that proactive steps be taken for sun precautions on a boat.

Sun smart boat kids An integrated approach to sun safety is the best way to ensure that your kids are well protected in and around the water. Important ways you can safeguard kids from harmful rays include: ■ Sunscreen: Make sunscreen your No. 1 defense on-board your boat and when kids are spending time outdoors. Applying water-resistant SPF 50 sunscreen for kids should be a daily routine; it must be reapplied every two hours (and after swimming). Sunscreen sticks can make reapplying to the face easier throughout the day. ■ Sun wear: UV-protectant clothing, like UPF 50 swim shirts or swimsuits, ensure less skin is exposed to harmful UV rays. This clothing is ideal for kids who like to spend a lot of time in the water. Sun hats are helpful in keeping sun off of faces and are especially useful for babies with delicate heads to protect. ■ Sunglasses: Protect eyes from direct sunlight with a good pair of sunnies that include UV protection. Sun can have a damaging effect on the eyes, as well as the skin. ■ Shade: Invest in good canvas or sunshade coverage on your boat to give kids (and adults) an escape from the sun. Sun safety experts suggest seeking shade as much as possible between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Getting overheated can be another adverse effect of the sun. Be sure kids are drinking plenty of water throughout the day and are able to cool off by swimming, seeking shade or taking a break in an air-conditioned boat cabin. Proper sun protection doesn’t need to limit your kid’s summertime fun. Sun safety rules for your kids should be reinforced so that they become routine on your boat — just like your other boat safety rules.

Making sun safety a priority As parents, it’s important for us to set a good example for our kids; they look to us as role models and will often mimic our behaviors. If our kids see us wearing sunscreen and protective clothing, they’ll be more likely to comply with our precautions for them. Teaching your kids about sun safety when they are young will help them develop lifelong habits that will benefit them — and their skin — for years to come. Luckily, most boaters these days understand the consequences of too much sun and know that sun exposure should be limited. Even the recreational boating industry has recognized this growing trend for sun safety, responding with boat designs and products that offer more sun protection. Sun Safe Boating — a new industry campaign, championed by boat shade system manufacturer SureShade and supported by partners like Sunbrella and National Safe Boating Council — aims to help raise awareness for the important issue of sun safety in boating. The industry collaboration involves educating boaters by spreading the message that improved sun protection is critical to safety and enjoyment on the water. You can learn more about sun protection for your kids and your entire crew at SUNSAFEBOATING.COM. ★

DIANE SELTZER is an avid boater, marketing director for SureShade sunshade systems, author of the children’s book “The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl” and runs the boating lifestyle sites MYBOATLIFE.COM and BOATERKIDS.COM.

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BOAT SPOTLIGHT by Gary Reich

SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 38'6" Beam: 12'4" Draft: 6'5"/4'11" Weight: 15,256 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 34 gals. Water Capacity: 53 gals. Power: Yanmar 29-hp diesel w/ saildrive Base Price: $178,900 JEANNEAU.COM

DEALERS Larsen Marine LARSENMARINE.COM

Navy Point Yacht Sales NAVYPOINTYACHTSALES. COM

Riverfront Yacht Sales RIVERFRONTYACHTS. VPWEB.COM

St. Clair Sailboat Center SCSAILBOAT.COM

Superior Yacht Charters SUPERIORCHARTERS.COM

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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 389 An evolution of a species.

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eanneau’s Sun Odyssey line has been the bread and butter of the French boatbuilder’s sailboat range for more than two decades. In those years, Jeanneau has continued to launch new designs that build upon older models by incorporating innovative features and improving performance. Introduced last year, the Sun Odyssey 389 is a perfect example of this trend, building upon the excellent 379 Sun Odyssey it replaces. There are a lot of similarities between the 379 and the newer 389. That makes sense, since they essentially share the same hull and deck mold. Don’t worry; that’s actually a good thing. On the 389 you’ll find the same roomy, twin-helm cockpit centered around a large flip-up dining table; a roomy interior that feels very open, bright and airy; and the same well-designed L-shaped galley. There are a few noteworthy differences, as well. The 389 now has an optional full-width, teak-decked transom panel that opens up and out to form a spacious swim platform. The companionway sill has been lowered, making it easier to get below from the cockpit. Lastly, there’s a standard fiberglass bowsprit extension that can

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be used for anchor stowage and to fly a gennaker or an asymmetrical spinnaker. Like all Jeanneau sailboats, sail trim and handling is made simple by leading control lines aft, and by winches and rope clutches placed where they need to be: Right at hand from the helm and on either side of the cabin top within easy reach. A roller-furling genoa and stack-pack mainsail make dowsing the whole sail plan in mere seconds a snap. When the wind pipes down, you can rely on a perky 29-hp diesel Yanmar. Down below, the main salon features a C-shaped dinette and a portside lounge with navigation station; the galley is just aft of the dinette. The master stateroom is situated in the bow. Both two- and three-cabin layouts share a common enclosed head/shower situated to port, adjacent to the galley. The two-cabin layout has a spacious head, a separate shower and a storage area aft, while the three-cabin configuration features a combined head/shower. “Comfortable, spacious and seaworthy are words that best describe the Sun Odyssey 389,” says Margriet Mitchell, Jeanneau America marketing director. ★


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Mag Bay 33

SPECIFICATIONS

Beauty of a beast.

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ome folks may not have heard of Mag Bay Yachts before, but lots of people who pay attention to boats with a bend toward angling know about Cabo Yachts — a boatbuilder that has been churning out top-notch sportfishing yachts for quite some time. The founders of Cabo have now turned their attention to producing an offshore center console with gorgeous lines and thrilling performance. The result is the Mag Bay 33. Designed with an eye toward fishing and cruising, the Mag Bay 33 has all the elements of a real head-turner: Generous tumblehome, substantial Carolina-style bow flare and a gorgeous rising sheerline that ties it all together. Ample angling and comfort features are baked into the Mag Bay 33. The bow has an expansive U-shaped lounging area, and a large, two-person lounge sits ahead of the center console. Supple vinyl bolstering surrounds the cockpit from bow to stern, and a pair of sturdy but comfortable helm seats with flip-up bolsters sit behind the helm. Anglers will appreciate the copious rod stowage, a rigging station with a cooler behind the helm seats, fish and storage lockers and a generous transom-mounted livewell.

The Mag Bay 33 has a pair of 300-hp Yamaha F300 four-stroke outboards racked to the stern, with twin Yamaha F350s available as an option. As you might have guessed, that means things go by in a hurry when the throttles are buried. Top-end speeds at wide-open throttle is around 52-57 mph, depending on the engine option. If you have places to go, there’s certainly enough fuel on-board to simply keep the hammer down — 338 gallons worth; however, 30 mph will get you there with a much more efficient fashion, burning around 20 gph. That ups the Mag Bay 33’s range to an approximate 500 miles. Brent Reed with Reed Yacht Sales says: “We are very excited to introduce Mag Bay Yachts to the Great Lakes. Mag Bay Yachts is owned by the founders of Cabo Yachts and offers the same high quality product and dedication to excellence of their former company. She is extremely well built and offers great styling with exceptional offshore capabilities. Our first stock boat is now here in the Great Lakes.” ★

LOA: 33'6" Beam: 10' Draft: 2' Weight: 10,200 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 338 gals. Water Capacity: 38 gals. Power: T-Yamaha F300 outboards Base Price: $294,000 MAGBAYYACHTS.COM

DEALER Reed Yacht Sales Grand Haven, MI REEDYACHTSALES.COM

616-842-8899

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BOAT SPOTLIGHT by Gary Reich

SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 28'2" Beam: 8'6" Weight: 4,355 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 90 gals. Power: T-300-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 two-stroke outboards Base Price: $123,500 MANITOUPONTOON BOATS.COM

DEALERS Hall’s Sports Center Muskegon, MI; Grand Rapids, MI; Grand Haven, MI HALLSSPORTCENTER.COM

231-733-2433

Munson Marine Fox Lake, IL MUNSONMARINE.COM

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Manitou 27 X-Plode SRW SHP Not your grandfather’s pontoon.

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ou might remember the days when pontoon boats were relegated to service as simple party barges — only good for poking around your local lake or river, maybe for happy hour or perhaps to take the kids on a fun-filled cruise. Well, a lot has changed in the last five to seven years. New pontoon tube technology and two- and four-stroke outboard advancements means pontoons can be true speed demons. The Manitou 27 X-Plode SRW SHP is a good example of one such boat that’s changing the pontoon game. Light the rockets on the 27 X-Plode SRW SHP — a pair of 300-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 two-stroke outboards — and you’ll soon be blasting across the water around 60 mph at top-end. That’s fast for any boat. There is a special set of three tubes under the deck that help make that happen; they’re part of Manitou’s Sport Handling Package, or “SHP” for short. According to the company, the SHP tubes have positive angle lifting strakes and a Barracuda nosecone design. This allows the boat to perform and handle at high speeds.

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Inside the deck fencing is Manitou’s SRW deck package, which is a lounge-heavy deck plan, featuring a lot of comfy chaise seating covered in buttery, rich-feeling vinyl. Two chaise lounges sit in the bow and can also be used as casual sit-up seating. Two aft-facing chaises lie on both sides of the stern. Between them are twin swiveling captain’s chairs: One at the helm and one adjacent to it for companion seating. A wraparound windshield provides security and adds protection from spray, rain and the hair-blowing wind you’ll feel at top speed. An optional sport arch with Bimini further enhances the protection in this area and adds a pylon for towing skiers, wakeboarders and other watersport enthusiasts. “The X-Plode SRW SHP dual engine with our patented V-Toon® Technology hull provides a ride unlike anything else in the pontoon market,” says Greg VanWagenen with Triton Industries. “This boat jumps out of the hole and responds like a runabout to every twist and turn. Add the optional sport arch and JL audio system to complete the already sporty look and feel.” ★


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Sailfish 245DC

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Fishing boat or family cruiser? Both.

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ike the sport utility boom in the automotive world, today it seems as if every boatbuilder is adding dual consoles to their lineup, and Sailfish is one of them. Dual console boats are the sport utility vehicles of the sea — a functional yet comfy craft that bundles fishing, family fun and watersports into one cohesive package. In short, they do a variety of things well. The Sailfish 245DC is the builder’s latest addition to its dual console lineup, joining the 275DC and 325DC sister ships. The deck layout is exactly what you’d expect from a dual console boat, peppered with features that promote relaxation, angling and fun on the water. Forward in the bow is a comfortable U-shaped nook that can be transformed from a lounge into a dining area with a table insert. There’s excellent stowage under each lounge seat. Behind the console sits a reversible lounge chair to port and a swiveling captain’s chair to starboard behind the helm; a long, in-deck locker between them can handle rods or wakeboards. There’s a surprisingly capacious enclosed head with sink inside the port console. Farther

aft is an optional wetbar with a sink and three flip-down benches in the aft cockpit. Simply flip the bench seats up and out of the way when it’s time to fish. Speaking of fishing, anglers will appreciate a number of fishing-focused features on the Sailfish 245DC. There’s plenty of rod stowage space, thanks to rocket launchers in the hardtop pipework and a number of flush-mount holders in the gunwales and at the transom, where a 25-gallon livewell is also installed. A large, insulated fish locker lies under the port aft cockpit deck, while two additional lockers are under the forward seats — all with drains. Getting to your fishing spot should be easy with the optional 300-hp Mercury Verado four-stroke outboard. Expect top speeds in the low to mid 40-mph range, and cruise speeds in the mid to upper 20s. “The Sailfish 245DC is compact and complete, packed with seating, storage and style,” says Howard Libin, Sailfish’s business development director. “It’s perfect for whatever your day on the water looks like.” ★

LOA: 24' Beam: 8'6" Draft: 1'6" Weight: 5,350 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 120 gals. Water Capacity: 14 gals. Power: 300-hp Mercury Verado fourstroke outboard Base Price: $97,752 SAILFISHBOATS.COM

DEALERS KAM Marine & Yacht Sales Detroit, MI KAMMARINE.COM

248-770-1366

MarineMax Port Clinton, OH MARINEMAX.COM

419-797-4492

North Shore Marina Spring Lake, MI NORTHSHOREMARINA.COM

616-604-0234

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ttention Great Lakes boaters — I think I found the best boat to cruise on your waterways. And I found it in Florida! I’m speaking of the Jeanneau Leader 33 — the newest entry from Jeanneau’s Leader lineup. This little pocket yacht comes with some very cool features. Featuring a sporty style due to her French pedigree, the Leader 33 comes in two versions: An Open Express with a radar arch or a Sport Top with an enclosed hardtop. I tested the Sport Top model, which featured an integrated electric sunroof. I find the enclosed style offers better protection from the elements. Although the Open model functions great in ideal weather, you would likely want to get a canvas top and curtains. With sliding side windows and an open aft section, there’s plenty of airflow on the Sport Top. Alternatively, button it up for AC or heat to extend your cruising season.

But wait…

The cockpit seating is a mini-marvel in itself. As a standard configuration, a U-shaped bench with padded backrests runs across the aft, up the port side and turns just aft of the port dash. A hi/lo pedestal teak table is fitted between the bench. This area, however, has a metamorphic personality. First, unfold the table to create a large dining area for up to eight. Next, fold down the aft backrest to create a large aft sunpad area for multiple lounging bodies. Grab the portside backrest and tilt it down; it now becomes a headrest for the sunpad. Lower the table and add the filler cushion to create an even larger pad area. I’m sure you’re wondering what’s next? Well, the forward backrest pulls up and back, elevating the bottom cushion and transforming the area into a forward-facing portside helm seat. Jeanneau has created a social area that can be mixed and matched to work for any mood, group size or specific need. It’s innovative and functional. This social area keeps the party together and within reach of the captain. To cool the masses, there’s a wetbar counter behind the helm seat with an under-counter fridge, sink and storage. If there’s too much sun, the hardtop sports an aft awning. But do these cool features eat into the storage space availability? Not even close. On the Leader 33, there’s storage in the aft lazarette for fenders and other gear, and it’s accessible from the swim platform. There’s also storage under the aft seat and two in-deck storage wells under the table. And that’s not including the storage space inside. I did notice a mounting bracket outside by the swim platform. Thibaud Maudet, Jeanneau Yachts’ South American regional sales director and my guide for the day, explains that it’s for the stainless steel grill. “The grill has a specific storage spot under the seat,” she says. “There’s a place for everything.” Simple yet functional, the starboard helm has a swivel barrel seat that sits on a stand. There’s easy access to all helm controls, including the Raymarine Hybridtouch multifunction display, Volvo Penta engine monitor, rocker switches, Lenco tabs, Volvo throttle controls and joystick, Raymarine VHF and more. Across to port, the area has a footrest, a grabrail and room to layout a chart.

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Down below, ambient light floods in from the skylights, hatches and hullside windows. Any issues with claustrophobia are kept at bay; there is no closed-in feeling. To port is the galley with an under-counter Waeco fridge/freezer, a microwave, a two-burner electric Kenyon cooktop, a stainless steel sink with cover and storage. The cabinets, doors and walls have a walnut finish. Across from the galley is a large head with wood cabinetry, a basin sink and a separate stall for the head and shower. It’s tough to put a separate shower on a 33-foot yacht, and having a “wet head” is just a nuisance, so blending these two functions is quite clever. Sleeping accommodations start with the mid-ship room tucked under the main deck, which offers a double berth, a locker and a sofa. There’s sufficient headroom on the sofa side, and it’s a nice spot for a nap or for another guest. Everything can be tucked away, thanks to storage areas underneath the berths and sofa. Innovation abounds in the forward area. First, the “day” configuration includes a wide-open salon with a U-shaped settee, which runs across the end of the master berth. Plush seats with oversized cushions as backrests make this a comfortable lounging area. Drop in the foldout table and you can have a full family meal right here. And, of course, the table has its own storage drawer below. Here’s where it gets interesting: For the “night” configuration, remove the table, move the backrest cushions out of the way, and the master berth pulls out and over the seating, creating a full-size queen berth. This extends the bed’s platform over the seats. Drop in a filler cushion to complete the bed. It’s a clever way of using the same space for day/night usage, while also maximizing utilization. Six overhead cabinets, a locker and shelf storage are spacious, and several side windows and an overhead hatch add light. A pullout door or curtain creates privacy. Even with the berth in the day position, this is still a private oasis when the door is closed. Full settee seating is available for you to enjoy some quiet time.

Power time

The Leader 33 can offer all this interior space thanks to the twin Volvo Penta D3 220-hp installed with sterndrives, keeping the engines located all the way aft against the transom. These powerplants got our test boat up to 32.5 knots wide-open, with a comfortable cruise just over 24 knots at 3,500 rpm. While underway, there was one spot underneath a narrow bridge where the water was rushing through on the nose. The Leader 33 kept her course while our navigator for the day, Capt. Tony Pedraja, remained in full control of the yacht thanks to the efficient hull design and quick response of throttle controls. There was no yawing or broaching, even as the water frothed with action. With a sleek style and low profile — thanks to the sweptback windshield and hardtop — this is a “go fast” looking yacht that can, well, go fast.

JEANNEAU LEADER 33 Specifications LOA: 34'7" Beam: 10'10" Draft: 3'1" Weight: 10,829 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 137 gals. Water Capacity: 46 gals. Power: T-Volvo D3-220hp diesels /T-MerCruiser 4.5L 250-hp/6.2L 300-hp gas engines Base Price: Contact dealer JEANNEAU.COM

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The forward sunpad/seat is a perfect vantage point. Getting there is easy, as Jeanneau is safety-minded and equips the 33 with plenty of grabrails (especially along the house side), high railings and molded-in steps from the cockpit to the side deck. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the other noticeable details, such as leather-wrap grabrails, bountiful cup holders, a large forward, single-pane windshield, skylights in the forward dash to let in ambient light below, an aft pass-thru gate, Fusion speakers, direct/indirect hardtop lighting and more. Opt for the 7.5kva generator, bowthruster, carpets, linens and other niceties. Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, Jeanneau Yachts has a long history of crafting power and sailing yachts enjoyed the world over. With the new Jeanneau Leader 33, it’s Great Lakes boaters who reap the rewards. Get out there and find your own waterway to cruise! ★

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BOAT TEST

Ranger Tugs R-23 Big trawler comfort blends with runabout performance in an attractive, easily-trailerable package.

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ith generous interior space, a comfortable seaworthy ride and unmatched overall livability, it’s no surprise that trawlers have long been the favorite of cruising boaters. On the other hand, trailer boats appeal to boaters with limited amounts of leisure time, enabling them to explore new waters even for just a few days at a time. Then there’s the remarkable R-23 from Ranger Tugs, which delivers the best of both worlds. Thanks to a sharp design sense and a healthy dose of brilliant engineering, the R-23 offers trawler capabilities in an easily-trailerable package. Far more than an occasional overnighter, this boat also works well for extended cruising, with the ability to travel anywhere on the Great Lakes.

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The R-23 follows the classic styling of a traditional trawler with its high freeboard, large windows and elegantly curved windshield with standard overhead sun visor. It also boasts the trawler’s traditional solid build, which is no surprise for a boat that’s crafted largely by hand for the open waters of the Pacific Northwest. Only the presence of an outboard engine — mounted on a neat bracket that’s mostly concealed beneath the generously-proportioned rear swim platform — gives away the fact that this is a completely modern design for today’s boater. With an overall length of just 22 feet, 8 inches, (excluding the engine) and a trailer-friendly 8-foot, 6-inch beam, the 5,000-pound R-23 is gifted with a magical ability to be so much bigger inside than out. That becomes apparent from the moment you step aboard. The R-23 offers convenient dock-level entry via the spacious rear swim platform, which features a waist-high stainless steel railing for extra security. The platform’s attractive non-skid surface, along with its collapsible boarding ladder, speaks to this boat’s fun side, encouraging one to start their day in true cruising style with a refreshing morning swim. A walk-through transom door located at the starboard end of the swim platform provides easy access into the large, open cockpit. This space is clearly built for enjoying the outdoors, with plenty of space for offshore fishing — as evidenced by the standard rod holders and gunnel space that’s ideal for installing optional downrigger pads and outlets. The generous freeboard, padded cockpit coaming and stainless steel grabrails offer a strong sense of security, giving the R-23 the semblance of a much larger boat. Across the transom lies the first of the R-23’s

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many special charms in the form of a fold-down, forward-facing bench seat. In addition to its ability to retract into the transom when not in use, it’s a far more comfortable perch than many others I’ve experienced. The bench’s plush seat cushion is both soft and supportive, and is finished with beautiful upholstery work. The tight, straight stitching exemplifies the level of detail found throughout the boat. The large, rear-facing window situated on the port side of the salon opens outward completely, allowing one to reposition the adjustable seatback on the salon dinette to face aft and sit in the window opening. Simultaneously extending the versatility of the cockpit while filling the salon with fresh air, this innovative arrangement really makes the most of the R-23’s compact footprint, again providing the boat with capabilities that seem out of keeping for a vessel its size.

Bigger inside than out

An oversized entry door along the centerline leads into the salon, which boasts a refreshingly bright and airy feel. Large, sliding side windows, elegant brass portholes and four opening roof hatches further contribute to the salon’s spacious ambiance. Apart from providing a welcoming living space, the design offers extraordinary visibility in every direction, whether you’re at anchor in a quiet cove or navigating through a busy channel. Starboard, a small but surprisingly wellequipped, teak-finished galley provides a Nova Kool refrigerator/freezer, a cooktop, a microwave, a stainless steel sink with a cutting board insert and a residential-style faucet. The large windows make food preparation here a joy, allowing the chef to work comfortably without missing out on any of the views or conversation.

It’s a small space, but the intelligent layout makes it remarkably efficient. Add a rail-mount barbecue to the cockpit space and there aren’t many meals that one couldn’t prepare here. To port, the spacious dinette seats four in comfort. Adjustable seatbacks provide a range of forwardand aft-facing seating when not being used as a dinette, which greatly enhances the R-23’s overall utility. It also represents an incredible find in a 23-foot trailerable boat, where meals normally are sandwiches pulled out of a cooler. The helm station is positioned to starboard, just ahead of the galley. A flush-mounted Garmin GPSMap 7610XSV to center — flanked on the right by a Yamaha digital speedometer/fuel gauge stacked with a Yamaha digital tachometer beneath — dominate the soft, upholstered dash panel in our review boat. The toggle control for a Lewmar bowthruster mounted close by is a welcome addition and greatly facilitates slow speed maneuvering while docking or in windy conditions. There’s also an illuminated compass, and a HDX radar and autopilot are available as popular upgrades. To center, a distinctive wooden steering wheel with stainless steel spokes provides sure control and an elegant touch. Looking up, multiple windows in the salon’s ceiling enhance the boat’s spacious feel and allow for natural light. Opening hatches provide outstanding ventilation while keeping inclement weather outside where it belongs.

Impressive accommodations

Step below and into the forward cabin on the R-23, which features a V-berth with a removable tabletop, a small storage cabinet and a stainless steel sink. Given the comfort of the main salon dinette, most cruisers will simply remove the tabletop here

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and install a filler cushion to convert this space into a large bed that sleeps two. Opening overhead hatches and functional portholes provide plenty of refreshing ventilation on warm summer nights. The neatly designed head is located to starboard, complete with a marine toilet, shower, sink, mirror and functional porthole. The head is far more spacious than one would expect in a trailerable trawler that’s not much larger than a typical bass boat. The R-23 reveals its bigger-inside-than-out quality yet again when you realize there’s also a mid-berth that’s perfect for the kids. Accessed through the dinette seat, it’s an admittedly tight squeeze for adults; empty nesters in the crowd will simply welcome it as magnificent storage space for bulky gear. But the kids in your crew will absolutely fight for the chance to claim this private little cabin as their own, making the R-23 a legitimate candidate for family cruising. The salon dinette can further convert to a third sleeper in a pinch, bringing total overnight capacity to six. That’s pretty impressive for a 23-foot boat.

The number 23

For all of its innovative engineering, the R-23 is at heart a cruising boat, and it certainly does cruise along with its standard 200-hp Yamaha outboard. Weighing just 487 pounds, the 2.8L Yamaha F200 four-stroke delivers mountains of torque for an astounding power-to-weight ratio, giving the R-23 a level of performance that is definitely a step above trawler standard. The ability to tilt the outboard up and out of the

Ranger Tugs R-23 SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 22'8" LOA (w/ engine): 27'8" Beam: 8'6" Draft: 30"/19" Weight: 5,000 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 75 gals Water Capacity: 22 gals. Power: 200-hp Yamaha outboard Base Price: Contact dealer RANGERTUGS.COM

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water further facilitates maintenance and helps keep it clean of algae, zebra mussels and other aquatic growths. While we often think of trawlers as displacement boats, the R-23 is designed with a high performance planning hull. The Yamaha’s solid bottom-end grunt pushes the hull up on plane easily and delivers a top-end speed in the range of 35 mph. Cut the throttle back to around 20 mph and cruise while sipping fuel for tremendous operating economy. While sea trialing the R-23 on a beautiful Washington lake a few miles from Seattle,

Ranger Tugs’ amiable president, John Livingston, chuckles when I ask him about the boat’s fuel consumption. “Just remember the number 23,” he says. “At 23 mph, the R-23 with that Yamaha 200 will give you 3 mpg. Pin it and you can go 35 mph and get where you’re going in a hurry. Or pull it back to 23 and you have a range of well over 200 miles. The boat is not just fast, it’s scary efficient.” It’s also just plain fun. Rocking back and forth on the wheel at John’s insistence entices the R-23 into a rhythmic series of graceful slalom turns, the hull simply leaning in and going where it’s pointed with every steering input. It doesn’t take a lot of trim adjustment to find that sweet spot where it just settles in on top and glides along effortlessly. Even a series of hole shots and tight turns with the trim intentionally set too high or low fail to entice this boat to misbehave. The ride can best be described as confident and ready, in the manner of a luxury SUV. Slow speed maneuverability is also impressive, thanks in no small part to the R-23’s efficient hull design. For those really tight spots, a helping hand from the bowthruster gets the job done. It’s the kind of boat that quickly forges confidence at the helm, whether underway on open water or navigating through constricted spaces. Large enough to explore the Great Lakes in comfort yet trim enough to be easily towed, the Ranger Tugs R-23 truly offers boaters the best of both worlds in an attractive, elegant package that’s somehow bigger inside than out. ★

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From narrow canals to wide-open lakes and rivers, from small towns to the nation’s capitol, and from serpentine marshes to busy shipping lanes, the Canadian Triangle offers some of the most interesting cruising you’ll ever do.

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DECISIONS, DECISIONS: Take our 28-foot Pursuit, Night Heron, on her trailer from Tobermory to Kingston, Ontario in a day’s drive? Or do we cruise numerous weather-dependent days and transit the lengths of three Great Lakes while burning more than 500 gallons of fuel, and back again? My husband, Jerry, and I choose the first option, and arrive at Kingston’s Portsmouth Olympic Harbour eager to launch and explore the “Canadian Triangle.” In 13 days, we would cover almost 430 statute miles, heading north on the Rideau Canal, then east down the Ottawa River, then southwest up the Saint Lawrence Seaway back to Kingston.

Up the Rideau

The Rideau (pronounced ree-doe) Canal is the oldest continuously operated canal system in North America, extending nearly 126 miles, with 49 locks from Kingston to the Canadian capitol, Ottawa. Opened in 1832, this busy commercial artery was designed as a wartime supply route for troops from Montreal to Kingston’s settlement and strategic naval dockyard. Once the threat of war (with Canada’s then enemy, the U.S.) had passed, the Saint Lawrence was tamed by a series of locks; commercial shippers switched to the more direct route and the Rideau became a recreational waterway. Relying on rivers, lakes and 12 miles of cut canals, the Rideau keeps navigators on their toes, as red and green buoys change sides depending on which direction you enter the system’s lakes. While lakes provide ample opportunity to make good time, canal speeds are limited to 10 kph (about 6 mph). No-wake zones are marked differently than in the U.S.; circles with arrows indicate the beginning and end of each zone. Locks can accommodate boats up to 90 feet long and 26 feet wide, but the controlling water depth is only 5 feet. The canal operates from late May through early October.

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We entered the Rideau at the eastern end of Lake Ontario. We crossed through the Kingston Mills Lockstation (our first series of four locks) in the pouring rain, while cheerful locktenders assisted. All lockstations are prime examples of engineering mastery and military history. Make sure to pick up illustrated pamphlets, available at most stations, and tour the mills, weirs, blockhouses, residences, schoolhouses, workshops, bunkhouses and other historic structures. At our first overnight stop, Upper Brewers Lockstation, we were introduced to Parks Canada’s oTENTik — an interesting mix of comfort and simplicity in a cross between a tent and a rustic cabin, which provided decidedly upscale camping. While we opted to stay aboard Night Heron, we learned oTENTiks are also available for rent at Beveridges and Nicholsons Lockstations; reservations are suggested (PARKSCANADA.GC.CA). With the exception of Ottawa, you may also camp overnight at or near all the canal’s lockstations, which provide washrooms, parking, overnight mooring and picnic areas. We made a quick stop the next day at the Jones Falls Lockstation to tour a storehouse-turned-visitor-center, a restored blacksmith shop, a mid-1800s lockmaster’s house and a 60-foot-high, 350-foot-long keystone arch dam — the most spectacular engineering structure on the canal.

Entering The Rideau Lakes

At Newboro Lock, we entered Upper Rideau Lake, where the breathtaking scenery of the rugged Canadian Shield reminded us of our favorite cruising grounds in Lake Huron’s North Channel. Freed from the 10 kph speed limit, Night Heron ate up the distance to the western corner of the lake, where we found Westport, Ontario. Picturesquely framed by Foley Mountain, Westport features a quaint harbor on a tiny island connected to the compact downtown by an arched bridge. The highly recommended restaurant at the Cove Country Inn Four Seasons Resort and Spa was fully booked, but we were happy at nearby Tangled Garden Café, where we sampled homemade soups. Among the quaint shops, we stopped at Lake Effects, a delightful gift and art store. There, we picked up a set of coffee mugs emblazoned with artwork from the famous Canadian Group of Seven. You can taste some local wine at the Scheuermann Winery on Bedford Street. Before moving on the next morning, we breakfasted on yummy sausage rolls from the Westport Bakery. About 30 miles from Narrows Lock at the end of Lower Rideau Lake, the scenery changed; the waterway gently descended past farmlands and meandered through shallow marshes alive with birds and wildlife. We docked

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for the night at Smith Falls’ Victoria Park Campground, which featured four short finger piers, pumpout, showers, laundry and free Wi-Fi. Smith Falls is home to the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario (RMEO.ORG), which is complete with engine and handcar rides, and interesting relics like a dental car and railroad snowplow — you can even overnight in a caboose. Across the canal and past Centennial Park (featuring free outdoor movies under the stars on Thursdays in July and August), Smith Falls’ charming and very walkable downtown features antique, art and specialty shops. Pick up the “Strolling in Smiths Falls” pamphlet for highlights. We recommend the Gilded Monarch, a vintage shop featuring locally-made home accessories, jewelry and beauty products, and the Loft, which showcases local artwork and photography. The flagship Rideau Canal Visitor Centre is a must-see — but not in late September, when it had already closed for the season. Later, we had our pick of restaurants, settling on Fort Hemlock Pub and Eatery, where we enjoyed Prince Edward Island mussels and Jack Daniel’s glazed chicken while overlooking the town’s namesake waterfall. Before we departed the next morning, we toured the Old Slys Lock Heritage House Museum’s classically-styled Victorian Home — complete with a two-story privy. Most towns along the canal are seasonal, with many facilities and stores closed offseason. Not so at our next stop, Merrickville, where we docked adjacent to the flight of three locks. This town was still a going concern in late September, with an abundance of shops, restaurants and pubs awaiting our business. The Knock Knock Shoppe carries elegant linens and more than 100 styles of quilts; the proprietor noted that the community had come together to help local stores attain a critical mass, allowing them to stay open yearround, doing good business even after the canal closes for the season. Mrs. McGarrigle’s beckoned us from the sidewalk with aromas of freshly roasted coffee beans and handmade chocolates; inside, shelves brimmed with locally-made mustards, chutney and preserves. We stocked up on her signature Canadian maple mustard. Boutiques ranged from the Sole Obsession for (obviously) shoes, to Cherry Picked’s collection of handmade Canadian goods like Cape Breton folk art and British Columbia wooden toys. Wick Witch’s locally-crafted candles and bath products’ scents drew us inside, while Merry Christmas Shoppe was celebrating the holiday all year long. The Whistle Post’s collection of antiques and nostalgia included an amazing collection of antique toys. Nana B’s Bakery was our stop for fresh bread. Later, we dined at the Goose & Gridiron Restaurant & Pub (pre-football definition of gridiron: A grate for broiling food). In season, you have two chances to pick up the freshest produce: At the Mid-Week Market or the Saturday Merrickville Farmers Market. No time to tarry; near Manotick, we docked at Hurst Marina, a full-service, 100slip facility with a club house, a pool and hot tub (closed in late September), gas and diesel, showers and laundry facilities. This remote location is far from town and shopping, but is walking distance to the Swan on the Rideau English Pub and Restaurant, appropriately housed in a quaint Tudor-style building.

Onward to the Ottawa River

On our way to Ottawa, Canada’s capitol, we docked on the canal with a clear view of the city’s centerpiece, Parliament Hill. There, we took in the Peace Tower’s panoramic, bird’s eye view of the city and witnessed government in action from the gallery. Ottawa is museum central, and includes the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian War Museum. Adjacent to the canal’s famous flight of eight locks, historical Bytown Museum is named for the supervisor of canal construction, Lieutenant Colonel John By of the Royal Engineers. The museum’s interesting depiction of the devastating fire of 1916 — in which Parliament was virtually destroyed — highlights a quick-thinking aide who ran to shut the doors to the Parliamentary Library, the only part spared from destruction. The Byward Market (established by the same John By in 1826) features the best local food and art, just steps from our boat. We breakfasted on fresh French pastries at Boulanger Francais and stocked up on flavorful Canadian cheddar at the House of Cheese. Fine dining options are endless in Ottawa, including Milestones — an upscale yet casual eatery with several locations in Canada where we enjoyed Moroccan lamb

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Locktenders at Merrickville Mrs. McGarrigle’s

Goose and Gridiron Pub

Parliament Hill as seen from the Night Heron

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Prime Minister Trudeau’s home

Chateau Montebello Harbor

Brockville Harbor

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sirloin and slow-roasted prime rib. Black Tomato, nestled in a historic building with foot-thick stone walls, features locally-sourced Canadian cuisine, like Ontario and Quebec charcuterie, tenderloin with Glengarry Celtic blue cheese, and Quebec duck confit. Both restaurants were an easy stroll from the canal. We hated to leave, but the rest of the Triangle beckoned. After descending Ottawa’s flight of eight locks, we entered the Ottawa River, where Night Heron used her twin 225-hp engines to full effect. We passed scullers training in front of Prime Minister Trudeau’s elegant home and soon arrived at Montebello’s Fairmont Le Chateau Yacht Club dock. The Chateau, on the Quebec side of the river, is reputedly the largest log structure in the world, with a towering great room centered on a huge, multi-sided stone fireplace, offering fine cuisine in the adjacent rustic dining room. Just less than 30 miles downriver, we entered the breathtaking, guillotine-style Carillon Lock — the largest operated by Parks Canada — which lowered us 65 feet in just half an hour. The original toll collector’s house nearby has been restored as a museum. Then, just after Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Lock (our second and last lock on the Ottawa River), we turned right and entered the Saint Lawrence Seaway, tucking into the Marina Valleyfield at Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, for the night. With nearly 500 berths and conveniently adjacent to the expansive Lac St-Louis, the marina is popular with sailing enthusiasts. It’s just steps from the more than 30 restaurants on main street, including McBroue Resto-Pub, where we fortified ourselves with crocks of French onion soup topped with homemade bread and gooey cheese.

Through the Saint Lawrence Seaway

Caption Jerry next to the Night Heron

Resources

■ “Boating Safely: Everything You Need to Know” (available free at most Rideau lockstations) covers canal rules, lock etiquette, bridge clearances and more. ■ America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association (AGLCA) posts member comments on the waterways in discussion forums. An added bonus: We were welcomed in Ottawa by the AGLCA Harbor Host, a volunteer member who provides invaluable local knowledge. GREATLOOP.ORG. ■ Skipper Bob’s “Cruising the Rideau & Richelieu Canals” also covers the Ottawa and Saint Lawrence Rivers. SKIPPERBOB.NET

The Saint Lawrence Seaway is a busy commercial artery where freighters are king; pleasure craft must give way. Freighters also have preference in locking, which we discovered as we were delayed five hours while five freighters went through Snell Lock, one of five locks we would transit on the Saint Lawrence. We docked for the night at Tall Ships Landing in charming downtown Brockville, Ontario, where you can visit the interactive learning and discovery center of Brockville’s Aquatarium, select produce at the Farmers Market (established in 1833), pick up nautical gifts at Dockside Living, or dine at the 35-room mansion, Fulford Place National Historic Site. We opted for the more casual New York Restaurant, a great Cantonese and Szechuan eatery bedecked with oriental lanterns and named after the U.S. state directly across the river. We had just missed half a dozen spectacular working tall ships docked here for the annual Tall Ships Festival in mid-September. Come in May for the town’s annual Thousand Islands Jazz & Blues Festival or early August to catch the Brockville Ribfest. Just upriver from Brockville, opulent Victorian summer homes contrast with rugged granite islands on both the Canadian and U.S. sides. The most impressive of these homes are Singer and Boldt Castles, where hundreds of tourists arrive daily via ferryboat. We continued on to the picturesque rocky islands, windswept pines and clear waters of Canada’s Thousand Islands National Park, which features 19 uninhabited islands with campgrounds, anchorages and docks. We chose secluded Beau Rivage Island for our last night on the Saint Lawrence. Most park docks are on a first-come, first-serve basis with honor system fee stations. Our last day returned us to Kingston via the scenic Le Bateau Channel. Our trailer and pick-up truck awaited us near the spacious launch ramp at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. In no time at all, we were on our way back to Tobermory, with another wonderful trailer-assisted cruising experience in our logbook. ★

About the author: In nine years of cruising, Marty and Jerry Richardson have logged more than 30,000 nautical miles while cruising the Great Lakes, Georgian Bay, Trent-Severn, New York Canals system and Finger Lakes, middle U.S. river systems, Hudson River, Atlantic and Gulf coasts, Florida Keys and Bahamas, including three Great Loops.

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Sleeping Giant

Who is driving?!

A Family’s Shared Adventure Cruising tips for the tentative boater. Story and photos by Felicia Schneiderhan

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discovered cruising through a back hatch. Before I ever set out on the Great Lakes, I lived on a boat in Chicago — not because I always wanted to live on a boat, but because I married a boater. That was 12 years ago. Since then, my husband, Mark, and I have cruised Lake Michigan and Superior from Chicago to Duluth. Along the way, we added three more crewmembers: Rafael (now 6 years old), Esther (4 ) and Anton (2).

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We now live on land, but summers find us exploring the islands and harbor towns of Lake Superior. We’ve learned plenty about cruising the Great Lakes, made a few mistakes (okay, maybe a lot of mistakes) and lived some great adventures.

Lesson learned

Mark and I lived aboard his 38-foot Marine Trader trawler, Mazurka, in downtown Chicago for three years. We spent summers in the harbors along the lakefront and winters on the Chicago River at River City Marina in the South Loop. For the first two years, we confined our cruising to the Chicago area. Chicago can be a cruising destination in itself; there’s so much for the boater to do and plenty of short excursions to take: Docking at restaurants along the Chicago River, cruising around Navy Pier to watch fireworks, and anchoring in the bay just south of the John Hancock building (nicknamed “the playpen”) to swim and relax. There were plenty of times we invited friends out and just stayed tethered to a mooring in Monroe Harbor. Why go anywhere when you have the magnificent cityscape in one direction and the wide-open expanse of Lake Michigan in the other? When we finally ventured out beyond the Second City, we didn’t go too far; Mazurka only goes about 7 knots per hour. We visited South Haven, Michigan during the June Harbor Days; Waukegan, Illinois for the fishing; and spent a week exploring what we call the


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Anchor lesson

“Third Coast” — we took our bikes along to visit Racine, Kenosha, and Port Washington, Wisconsin. Because we lived on the boat, there was almost no work to prepare for these trips other than fueling up and casting off the lines. The harbor towns were close enough that we wouldn’t go far in between stops. It was easy to refuel, restock the galley, fill the water tanks and wash clothes in the marina’s laundromat. It’s a nice luxury to have harbor towns close together. One morning we set out from Kenosha to Port Washington. Halfway there, the waves picked up. While Mark steered, I tried to make sure everything on the flybridge was secured by bungee cords. Plastic chairs slid everywhere, along with the cooler and me. “It’s going to be like this until we get there,” Mark shouted, “Do you want to go into Milwaukee?” I can tough it out, I thought. If he can make it, so can I. But then I looked ahead at the white caps and realized I couldn’t do three more hours of rolling and sloshing. I waved the white flag. We cut across the waves toward McKinley Marina. Inside the breakwall, the water immediately calmed down. Once in the slip, I went down into the cabin. It looked as if

Fishing Isle Royale at sunset

thieves had ransacked it. Everything on the counter had been thrown into a heap on the salon floor: The coffee maker, the stereo, books. We found our two cats hiding in terror in the main stateroom, cat puke everywhere. I learned a huge (if not obvious) lesson that day: Before you head out, even on a deceptively calm day, make sure everything is secure.

Learning to Cruise as a Couple Spending so much time together on the boat taught us our greatest lessons as a newlywed couple. Here are a few: ■ It has to be our boat. Even if it started out as his boat, I can’t just sit back and let Mark take care of everything. I’m in this marriage, too, which means it’s our boat and I have to take responsibility. When something goes wrong — from a benign leaky window to a busted head gasket — I have to show up for it, too. ■ The learning curve doesn’t have to be steep. Mark learned how to

cruise at the helm. He learned to go through the locks by doing it, learned to maneuver the boat by practicing in the playpen, learned to pump out his sewage tank by sidling up to the dock and hauling out the hose. There’s only one way to learn how to boat: Get in the boat. ■ Comfort is important. Boating can be stressful; there are the uncertainties of the water, weather, vessel; plus you’re in a small space with at least one other person. Considering comfort under these conditions is important. Sometimes I think the

harder something is, the better I am for it — then I’m reminded that it’s also nice to exhale occasionally. ■ Decisions are best made together. Mark may be the captain with a lot more boating knowledge than me, but if I defer every decision to him, I can easily get resentful or blame him if things go wrong. The best decisions are made after mulling over all the facts and possibilities together, then reaching some kind of consensus. And if things go wrong, well, we’re in it together.

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After a year of marriage, Mark and I started talking about having kids. He said we could have a kid on a boat in downtown Chicago. “We could…” was my response. We decided to move to Duluth, Minnesota. It’s a great place to raise a family — and it’s next to Lake Superior! We briefly discussed the idea of living on a boat in northern Minnesota. We debated selling the boat. We talked about every option for months, and finally decided to bring the boat up and explore the largest Great Lake and the largest freshwater lake (by surface area) in the world. And we bought a house on land. A year and a half later, our son Rafael was born. It was the middle of summer and I was off work. Mark had two weeks off work; what do you do with all that time? “Let’s go to the Apostle Islands,” Mark said. With a newborn baby? It seemed crazy, but we checked it out with our doctor; if we cruised the Apostle Islands, we were within a few hours of land — even in our slow-moving trawler. There was always the Coast Guard for a real emergency, as well. Why not? Mark secured a pack-n-play with a bungee cord to the flybridge

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and covered the top in mosquito netting. Inside the cabin, our baby would sleep in a Moses basket tucked beside our bed. I stocked the cupboard with cloth diapers, but by the second day we were clean out. Who knew a newborn could go through 10 in a day? We took a detour into Bayfield, Wisconsin, and parked at the fuel dock. The harbormaster understood the urgency. “We used to make beer runs,” I told him. “Now we make diaper runs.” Two summers later, Esther was born. We were cruising the Apostles a month before she arrived. After that, overwhelmed and uncertain about boating with two small children, we decided to keep the boat out of the water for two years. We bought a tent instead. When our third child, Anton, was 6 months old, Mark and I started talking about putting the boat back in the water. That summer, our kids were turning 5, 3 and 1. Were we nuts to take three really young kids out onto Lake Superior? Boaters with older children advised us: Do it now when they’re young, before they have friends, jobs, soccer practice and all that other stuff that takes up your whole summer. Do it now.

Another beast

We decided that if we were going to do all the work to get the boat ready and put it in the water, we were really going to use it. We hatched a plan: Three weeks out on Lake Superior. We embarked on an epic three-week tour, two summers in a row, with three little kids. We explored the Apostles Islands, Isle Royale, the Keweenaw Peninsula and the North Shore, including Thunder Bay and Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. When I think back to the beginning of cruising together, it was easy to pull up the lines and head out. Marinas on Lake Michigan are close together, so restocking the galley and refilling the water tanks aren’t hard tasks. Lake Superior is another beast — not just for the size, but because marinas and safe harbors can be few and far between. Boaters need to keep a close eye on the weather and always have contingency plans if the weather suddenly shifts. Then there’s the matter of boating with five people; we can’t go more than a few days without refilling water tanks and pumping out the sewage tank. Keeping a young crew occupied when underway for 12 to 14 hours can be a challenge, though they’ve grown to love the mobility of the boat and the salon play area.


At the helm

Reading time

Cruising With a Young Crew We’ve learned a few necessities for boating with young kids. ■ Life jackets are non-negotiable. If the kids are on deck — if they leave the cabin for any reason, for any length of time — they must wear a life jacket. They know how to put them on and take them off. This is one rule that never changes.

Earning their keep.

The shared adventure

■ Load up the toys. At the start of the season, I visit a resale shop and load up a bin with books and toys. These stay on the boat and provide hours of new entertainment when we’re underway or at anchor in inclement weather.

Cruising has taught our kids self-reliance and a respect for the natural world, and it has encouraged their wonder for adventure and exploration. We’ve watched Esther overcome her fear of the Zodiac and jump at the chance to motor through sea caves. Anton loves tools, mechanics and helping his dad fix things. Rafael craves the independence of exploring the boat and the new places we visit. Long after the season has ended, the kids will still play “boat.” They’ll get the boat (often the couch or a playground slide) ready by checking the oil, starting the engine, casting off the lines and making sure the Zodiac is secured. Their imaginary boat will take them to places we’ve seen: Meeting a moose on the trail in Isle Royale or fishing in the Apostle Islands. I won’t lie: Some days on-board feel like just as much work as a day at home. There’s still meal prep, clean up, diapers and everything else that goes along with parenting three small kids — plus the stress and anxiety of managing a boat on the water. Not every day is a Jimmy Buffet song.

■ Have a back-up plan — or six. Boating and kids are a lot alike; there’s so much that is beyond our control. We simply can’t plan for everything. Having a lot of back-up options is important, along with keeping expectations low. ■ Get off the boat. The kids aren’t the only ones who need to get off the boat every day. On a 38-foot trawler with three kids, it’s all alert down-time, constantly watching to make sure no one takes a wrong step down the stairs or over the rail. Getting off the boat gives us all a much-needed break from the stress of being underway.

But there’s another side to the story that makes the extra effort worthwhile — the shared adventure of cruising the Great Lakes together as a family. Our experiences on the water have shaped our family culture: Running up on a shoal at Black River harbor, and our family effort to watch the charts for shoals ever since; rounding the shipwreck of the America at Isle Royale; cruising into a remote harbor to find the hills covered in ripe wild blueberries. Together, we’re learning about Lake Superior and its remote places. These shared experiences on the water build the bedrock of memories. And, of course, everybody gets the chance to steer the boat from the captain’s lap. ★ About the author: Felicia Schneiderhan lives with her husband, Mark, and their three tsunamis on the northern shore of Lake Superior. She’s the author of “Newlyweds Afloat: Married Bliss and Mechanical Breakdowns While Living Aboard a Trawler.” To read more of her work, visit FELICIASCHNEIDERHAN.COM.

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Mackinac Harbor

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Jewel of the Great Lakes

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TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME ON MACKINAC ISLAND. by Jane Ammeson

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HORSE POWER During the season, more than 500 horses live on the island. Although a few remain on the island year-round, the majority come over on the ferries in May and return to the mainland in late October. Much like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, watching the horses trot down the streets to and from the ferries is always quite the sight.

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harmingly perfect and anchored to its picturesque past of horse and buggies, grand homes and stately hotels, Mackinac Island, Michigan — located where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron converge — remains much the same as it was in 1897, when town leaders banned automobiles. A traffic jam on the island is when three carriages pause in front of the Grand Hotel’s golf course. Street sounds don’t include blaring horns and screeching brakes, but rather the jangle of harnesses and the clip clopping of horse hooves on cobbled streets. But we’re not just talking about late 19th-century Mackinac Island — we’re talking about present-day. Phil Porter, director of Mackinac State Historic Parks (MSHP), summered on the island as a child, completed an internship here during college and then started working for MSHP in 1976 (and never left). He says the island has one of the largest collections of pre-1850 historic structures in the Midwest. This long list includes Michigan’s oldest hospital, the 1828 Post Hospital, and the oldest public building, the 1780 Officers’ Stone Quarters. Both buildings are located in Fort Mackinac. The Mission Church, built in 1829-30, is the state’s oldest church, and the gable-roofed McGulpin House, built in 1780, is the oldest home in Michigan. Despite the fact that the island is considered the “Jewel of the Great Lakes,” early settlers didn’t choose this remote island for its beauty, but its location. Dating back to the late 1680s, the Straits of Mackinac was a major nexus for fur traders. By 1815, John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Company (AFC) was fur-trading central. It was here on Market Street that the AFC’s agents and clerks built their homes next to a large warehouse used for processing furs. Today, many of these historic buildings are museums, open for tours and located in the downtown next to the many shops, restaurants, art galleries and, of course, bike and horse rentals.

Fortified history

Constant battles between the French, British, Americans and Native Americans led to the establishment of forts along the Great Lakes coastline. Still remaining today are Fort Mackinac on the island and the even older Fort Michilimackinac on the mainland in Mackinaw City. In 1715, the French fortified the settlement of Michilimackinac — the summer destination for thousands of French and Native American fur traders. During the Revolutionary War, when those pesky Colonials were giving them a hard time, the British — who controlled

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Fort Mackinac Tea Room

The Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel Golf Course

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Fort Michilimackinac by then — moved it across the straits to Mackinac Island and changed the name to Fort Mackinac. After the war, the Americans occupied Fort Mackinac until the British recaptured it during the War of 1812. Two years later, in 1814, the Americans tried a power grab but failed. When the British were defeated, the fort fell into American hands again. Since then, the only British who have come back are part of the 1.5 million tourists who visit the island each year. Rising on the south bluff of Mackinac Island, Fort Mackinac now overlooks the charming island town and the bay just beyond. Reenactors dressed in 19th-century garb fire cannons over the ramparts and shoot muskets on the green for show. Lunch and dinner are served inside the Fort Mackinac Tea Room and outside on the ramparts. The fort’s 14 rooms are open for touring. Can’t get enough early frontier life? Fort Michilimackinac hosts a variety of reenactments, including battles, a French wedding and the arrival of the voyageurs who chanted songs (in French, of course) to keep pace. Women in long, flowing dresses perform domestic chores, such as candle dipping, hand-washing laundry and soap making.

Grandeur of the Grand

The majesty of the island may best be reflected in the magnificence of the Grand Hotel, which is now celebrating its 130th anniversary. When the Grand first opened in 1887 — set high on a bluff overlooking the Straits of Mackinac — it was one among a thousand luxury resort hotels in the United States. Now, the Grand, with its ornate cupolas, bay windows, gables, balconies and classic columns, is one of only 12 or so remaining from that era. The hotel’s opulence is centered on old-fashioned style. White slatted rockers line the three-story-tall porch, which, at 660 feet, is the longest in the world. Each of the 393 lavish rooms in the Grand Hotel has a different style and theme, including the Hollywood Suite, the Jane Seymour Suite and the “Somewhere in Time” Suite — named after the 1980 movie starring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeves that was filmed on the island. A vast emerald green lawn slopes towards the hotel pool where Esther Williams (ask your grandfather about her) filmed scenes for the 1947 movie, “This Time for Keeps.” The gardens brim with more than 100,000 annuals and perennials, including tulips, daffodils, geraniums, roses, peonies, lilies, daisies and begonias.

HOW TO SAY IT You can blame the French and British for the area’s confusing spelling. Mackinac and Mackinaw are both pronounced “mak-in-aw.” The French, who first occupied the area, spelled it Mackinac, but when the British took over Mackinaw City, they opted for the -aw spelling.

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During high tea in the parlor, the background noise consists of clinking china and the soft sounds of a tuxedoed pianist playing a grand piano. Dinner in the Main Dining Room is a formal affair, with men required to wear a coat, tie and slacks. At the very top of the Grand, the Cupola Bar is the best place for a late night drink, with its panoramic view of the Straits and Mackinac Bridge. It’s all very, well, grand.

Local flavors THE BRIDGE Known as the “Mighty Mac” or just “The Bridge,” the 26,372-foot Mackinac Bridge is the third-longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere. It spans the Straits of Mackinac and connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. Take the 5-mile walk across the bridge this Labor Day during the 60th Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk.

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Back in the early 1900s, fudge shop owners would turn on electric fans, wafting the scent of chocolate, sugar and cream out onto the busy streets of Mackinac Island. Windows were set up to show fudge being made in large copper kettles or being rolled out on slabs of marble. It was an advertising success. Despite a plethora of restaurants, fudge is now the major food group on the island. During peak tourist season, the combined output of the island’s fudgeries is 10,000 pounds per day; tourists are often affectionately called fudgies. Doing personal research, I’ve determined (though I’m still working on it) there’s no such thing as bad fudge on Mackinac Island. But if you’re looking for a taste of sweet history, check out Murdick’s, which opened in 1887 and was the first fudge shop on the island.

The Mac attack

Before CNN founder Ted Turner competed in the 1970 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac — the longest freshwater race in the world — he somewhat derogatorily described Lake Michigan as “a millpond.” The angry lake gods showed him a thing or two by sending winds as strong as 60 mph. Of the 167 starters, 88 withdrew; though Turner completed the race, he acknowledged that Lake Michigan was indeed more than a millpond. But things could have been worse: During the 1911 race, winds clocked in at 82 mph. Chicagoan Matt Gallagher, owner of the Endeavour, a Beneteau Oceanis 37 sailboat (which he sails in the race every year) says: “When you look at the boats back when the race first started, you realize there were some very good boats and no matter what has changed, it’s still the forces that move the boats — the wind and water — that make the race.” No matter the weather, Gallagher considers a visit to Mackinac Island after the race the highlight of his summer. Not ready for the big-time race? Nowhere near as grueling as the Race to Mackinac, the fun,

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Lilacs and St. Anne Church

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Arch Rock

Shepler’s Ferry under Mackinac Bridge

family-oriented Pink Pony Fourth of July Sailboat Race — sponsored by the Pink Pony Patio Bar and the Chippewa Hotel — is open to all sailboats. No entry fee is required, and an after party and awards ceremony is held at the Mackinac Island Yacht Club immediately after the race.

Lilac power

The annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration of all things lilac. The island’s love of these fragrant flowers dates back to the Jesuit missionaries who visited here in the late 1600s and planted masses of lilacs. More than 300 years later, some of these flowers remain and are considered to be the oldest living lilacs in the country. This year’s festival takes place on June 9-18. Festival activities include the horse-driven Grand Lilac Parade, which has the distinction of being the world’s longest horse hitch parade; garden tours; wine tastings; A Taste of Mackinac culinary event; Mackinac Island Dog and Pony Show; fireworks, Irish dancers; free outdoor concerts; and boat cruises.

Beyond the downtown

There’s a totally different vibe on the other, less crowded side of the island; it can be reached by horse, bike, kayak or boat. You can walk there, too, but it’s a little bit of a hoof — pardon our pun. Pass the entrance to Fort Mackinac and follow the narrow roads that meander through the woods. Don’t miss the 50-foot-wide limestone Arch Rock and Skull Cave, where Wawatam, a Native American, hid English trader Alexander Henry during the Fort Michilimackinac uprising in 1763. Bike or hike the road circling the island’s 8-mile coastline for views of the surrounding waters and land. Three island cemeteries offer a sobering view of early island life — one of hardship and early death. Soldiers are buried at the Post Cemetery, while Saint Anne’s Cemetery shelters the oldest grave on the island: That of young Mary Biddle, the daughter of successful fur traders, who died in 1833.

Come ashore

There are several ways to get to the island but driving a car isn’t of them. There’s a small airport on the north side of the island for private planes. Ferries to the island leave from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace, located just north of the Mackinac Bridge.

WEST SIDE STORY Follow the winding cliff road that runs up the west edge of the island. Spectacular 19th-century homes dot this route. With sweeping views of the water and the Mighty Mac, these homes are a myriad of architectural styles: Colonial revival, stick or shingle style, Queen Anne, Victorian and neoclassical revival — all fronted by lovely and welltended gardens.

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Island House Hotel

Pink Pony Patio Bar and Chippewa Hotel

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Artist Noel Skiba

Calendar of Events June 2–4 Titanic at the Grand

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June 10 & 17 Purple Pig Roast at Mission Point Resort June 9–18 Lilac Festival June 15 A Taste of Mackinac June 22 – August 17 Every Thursday, Music in Marquette Park June 30 – July 2 Grand Hotel 130th Anniversary Celebration July 3 The Pink Pony Fourth of July Sailboat Race July 4 Star Spangled Fourth of July at Fort Mackinac July 4 An All-American Picnic at Fort Mackinac July 15–18 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

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July 19 Round the Island Race

September 2 Horns Bar Labor Day Regatta

August 12 Mission Point Mac to Mac Regatta

September 4 The 60th Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk

August 18–20 Mackinac Island Fudge Festival September 1–4 Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend

October 27–29 27th “Somewhere in Time” Weekend at Grand Hotel October 29–30 The Grand closes for the season

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Mission Point Resort

Half the fun of a Mackinac Island experience is a ride aboard Shepler’s Ferry. This three generation, family-owned and operated business has been plying these waters for more than 70 years. Shepler’s offers lighthouse cruises, night sky cruises, private charters and a not-to-be-missed Fourth of July fireworks viewing experience. For boaters, the lovely Mackinac Island State Harbor is open from May 15 to October 15. Nestled under the bluff in an inland bay, the marina has a total of 80 slips: Six seasonal and 74 transient. The marina’s amenities include a dog run, grills, an immigration station for those traveling from Canada, pumpout, shore power, restrooms, showers and water. Downtown is just steps away, and you can always catch the island’s version of a cab — a horse and buggy — to take you places. On the mainland, the Mackinaw City Marina offers 78 transient slips, pumpout, 30- and 50-amp power, gas and diesel, water, cable TV, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, showers, laundry, a swimming pool and whirlpool, a recreation area, grills, picnic tables and a dog walk. The 136-slip St. Ignace Public Marina features 30- and 50-amp power (and 200 amps for large slips), gas and diesel, water, cable TV, Wi-Fi, wells up to 120 feet, 24-hour security, showers, laundry, grills, picnic tables and a dog run.

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…And stay ashore

For those who want to lodge on-land, there are many one-of-a-kind, family-owned resorts, hotels and inns to choose from. In addition to the Grand Hotel, Mission Point Resort is an award-winning, historic resort located on the island’s “sunrise side.” The 18-acre property boasts an 18-hole putting course, a fitness center, five restaurants, croquet and bocce ball lawn games, and even a movie theater. Island House Hotel, established in 1852, overlooks the harbor. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the waterfront veranda and terrace, or rent a bike at the curbside Island House Bike Shop. Chippewa Hotel Waterfront is yet another impressive waterfront hotel, located in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island. This hotel is home to the Pink Pony Patio Bar, a favorite spot for boaters. The hotel offers 31 guest rooms and 26 luxury suites. Located on the waterfront behind the historic Bay View Bed and Breakfast, you will find the colorful studio and gallery of Noel Skiba. This award-winning, third generation artist

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can often be found painting somewhere on the island during the summer months. With a style of painting compared to Monet, she often paints spontaneously on site to capture an event or landscape. She can even be commissioned to paint your boat and family during your visit to the island. From the first sight of the approaching harbor and a ride on a horse and buggy, to eating freshly-made fudge and taking in the view from a rocking chair on the Grand Hotel’s porch, Mackinac Island opens the world of the past in a delightful, memorable way. ★

Resources Mackinac Island State Harbor 906-847-3561 MICHIGAN.GOV/DNR

Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau MACKINACISLAND.ORG

Mackinaw City Marina 231-436-5326 MICHIGAN.GOV/DNR

St. Ignace Public Marina 906-643-8131; 800-447-2757 STIGNACEMARINA.ORG

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Burger 64 ...................................$399,000 Sea Ray 560 Sedan Bridge ..............$280,000 Ocean Alexander 51 ........................$475,000 Ocean Yachts 48 Ss ..........................$239,000 Catalina 470 ...............................$319,000 Cruisers 447 Sport Sedan ................$285,000 Beneteau Swift Trawler 44..............$469,900 Sea Ray 440 Express Bridge ..........$99,500 Sea Ray 440 Express Bridge ............$105,995 Viking 44 MY ...................................$119,900 Carver C43 .......................................$625,000 Cruisers 41 Cantius ..........................$409,000 Ocean Alexander 43 Flush Aft Deck......$195,000 Regal 42 Sport Coupe .....................$409,500 Carver 42 Super Spot ......................$239,000 Sabre 426 ........................................$279,000 Silverton 42 Convertible .................$224,900 Azimut 42 Fly ..................................$189,000 Cruisers 4270 Express .................$136,900 Cruisers 4270 Espirit ...................$114,995

42’ 1997 42’ 1997 42’ 1989 42’ 1971 41’ 1996 40’ 1997 40’ 1987 40’ 1987 39’ 2011 38’ 2006 38’ 2005 38’ 2001 38’ 2000 38’ 1971 37’ 2016 37’ 2007 37’ 2004 37’ 1993 37’ 1990 37’ 1977

Cruisers 4270 Express......................$139,000 Regal 402 Commodore .....................$84,900 Sea Ray 420 Sundancer ....................$54,500 Grand Banks 42 Classic .................$29,900 Formula PC ..................................$99,500 Sea Ray 400 Sundancer ..............$120,000 Chb 40 Sundeck ..............................$118,000 Tollycraft 40 Sundeck MY .............$62,500 Sea Vee 390 LE ................................$249,000 Silverton 38 Sport Bridge ...............$149,000 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer ..................$120,000 Cruisers 3870 Express........................$94,500 Hunter (Freshwater) 380 ..............$85,000 Bertram Salon 38 ..............................$35,000 Carver C37 Coupe ............................$435,000 Tartan 3700 CCR ..............................$265,000 Cruisers 370 Express........................$117,900 Carver 370 Aft Cabin .........................$59,500 Sea Ray 350.......................................$29,999 Irwin 37 .............................................$34,000

36’ 1990 36’ 1983 35’ 2013 34’ 2013 34’ 2005 34’ 2005 34’ 2001 34’ 1987 34’ 1986 34’ 1985 34’ 1984 34’ 1971 33’ 2003 33’ 1993 32’ 2001 32’ 1996 32’ 1991 32’ 1973 31’ 2004 30’ 2000

Grand Banks 36 Classic ...................$154,900 Grand Banks Classic......................$99,900 Regal 35 Sport Coupe .....................$209,000 Carver 34C ......................................$239,900 Silverton 34 Convertible .................$115,000 Cruisers Yachts 340 Express...............$89,500 Pursuit 3400 Express Fisherman .....$99,995 Sea Ray 340 Express Cruiser .........$19,995 Tollycraft 34 Sundeck Cruiser ............$34,500 Tollycraft 34 Tri-Cabin...................$43,900 Hunter 34 ..........................................$25,500 Tartan 34C .........................................$15,000 Cruisers 3372 ...............................$92,500 Hunter 33.5 ..................................$39,500 Carver 326 MY ...................................$59,000 Bayliner 32 ...................................$29,995 Four Winns 325 Express ...................$22,900 Grand Banks 32 Sedan .................$12,500 Larson 310 ...................................$59,995 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer ................$55,000

30’ 1998 30’ 1984 30’ 1983 30’ 1980 30’ 1974 28’ 1999 28’ 1986 28’ 1985 28’ 1978 27’ 2000 27’ 1986 27’ 1978 27’ 1947 26’ 1984 25’ 2008 25’ 1978 24’ 2002 24’ 1995 24’ 1994 24’ 1965 14’ 1994

Cruisers 3075 Rogue.....................$34,950 Pearson 303 ......................................$14,900 Ericson 30 Plus .............................$19,900 Hunter 30 ..........................................$12,500 Grampian 30 ................................$14,900 Bayliner 2855 Ciera ...........................$24,500 Carver Riviera 2807 ...........................$15,500 Tartan 28 ...........................................$25,700 Carver 2860 Santa Cruise................$4,900 Sea Ray 270 Sundancer ....................$29,995 Catalina 27 ...................................$17,400 Catalina 27 .....................................$8,900 PJ Stout Fella 27 .............................$8,500 Hunter 25.5 ......................................... $7,500 Ranger Tugs R-25 ..............................$90,000 Tiara 2500 .........................................$12,500 Pacific Seacraft 24 Dana....................$69,500 Four Winns 240 Horizon....................$13,750 Cruisers Yachts 2470 Rogue ..........$14,900 Columbia Contender ......................$4,400 Whitehall Spirit 14 .............................. $8,500

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43 1997 viking 43 Convertible $315,000 B4507

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24 2011 Sea ray 240 Sundeck $49,500 B2251

43 2007 donzi 43 Zr $139,000 B4576

26 1999 Sea ray 260 Sundancer $29,000 B2247

44 1986 viking 44 Motor Yacht $108,900 B4581

26 2000 Sea ray 260 Sundancer $33,500 B2206

44 1993 Sea ray 44 Sundancer $79,900 B4418

27 2012 rinker 27 Captiva bow rider $49,900 B2252

44 1996 Sea ray 440 express bridge $105,000 B4572

29 2002 Monterey 298 S $34,900 B3733

44 2000 Sealine F44 $234,900 B4565

30 1982 Catalina 30 tall rig $21,900 B3704

44 2001 Sunseeker 44 Camargue $149,900 B4580

30 2008 rinker 300 express Cruiser $68,500 1766A

44 2004 tiara 44 Sovran $319,400 B4313

30 2014 Sea ray 300 Slx $129,000 B3740

44 2007 Sea ray 44 Sundancer $279,000 B4571

31 1998 Sea ray 310 Sundancer $54,900 B3671

44 2008 Sea ray 44 Sundancer $349,000 B4577

33 1998 Cruisers Yachts 3375 esprit $46,000 B3730

45 2013 Sea ray 450 Sedan bridge $612,000 B4584

33 2006 regal 3350 Sport Cruiser $79,900

46 1984 ocean Yachts 46 Super Sport $129,000 B4532

22 2017 duffy 22 Sun Cruiser F2015 26 2018 rinker Qx26 bowrider X2818 29 2018 rinker Qx29 bowrider X2918 29 2018 rinker ex290 X3018 32 2018 rinker ex320 X3118

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33 2013 Crownline 330 Cr $153,500 B3729

46 2001 Carver 466 Motor Yacht $199,900 B4524

35 1975 viking 35 Convertible $29,500 B3662

46 2008 Cobalt 46 express $425,000 B4491

35 2002 Carver 350 Mariner $74,900 B3743

47 1973 Chris Craft 47 Commander $104,500 B4509

35 2017 Scout 350 lxF $409,900 B3837

47 1985 atlantic 47 Motor Yacht $134,900 B4567

36 1980 albin Yachts 36 trawler $59,000 B3701

47 2009 Sunseeker 47 Portofino $549,000 B4523

36 1984 Sea ray 36 aft Cabin $26,900 B3741

48 1987 viking 48 Motor Yacht $198,800 B4560

36 1987 tiara 3600 Convertible $84,900 B3739

48 2000 Sunseeker 48 Superhawk $179,000 B4501

36 1987 Grand banks 36 Classic $109,000 B3711

48 2002 Sea ray 48 Motor Yacht $274,900 B4568

36 1988 Carver 36 aft Cabin $39,900 B3692

48 2003 Sea ray 48 Sedan bridge $299,500 B4588

37 2001 Maxum 3700 SCr $109,000 B3561

48 2012 Sunseeker 48 Portofino $799,000 B4483

37 2007 regal 3760 Commodore $119,000 B3727

50 1999 Cruisers 50 Sedan $349,000 B5103

37 2014 Carver 37 Coupe $369,000 B3738

50 2004 Sunseeker 50 Camarque $305,000 B5210

38 1984 wellcraft 38 Californian MY $49,900 B3660

50 2012 Marquis 50 Sport bridge $849,000 B5196

52 2018 Carver C52 Command bridge X2318

38 1988 bayliner 3870 MY $43,900 B3744

50 2016 Prestige 50 Flybridge $869,000 B5214

52 2018 Sunseeker 52 Manhattan X2618

38 2001 Sea ray 380 Sundancer $132,900 B3832

50 2017 absolute 50 Flybridge $1,195,000 B5226

38 2001 Sea ray 38 Sundancer $124,900 B3644

51 2014 Sea ray 510 Fly $948,500 B5219

38 2003 Meridian 381 Sedan $128,900 B3745

52 2006 Sea ray 52 Sedan bridge $419,000 B5223

38 2005 regal 3860 Commodore $124,900 B3742

52 2007 Sea ray 52 Sedan bridge $469,000 B5216

42 2017 viking 42 Convertible F2416 42 2017 viking 42 open F2516 48 2017 viking 48 Convertible 1748 48 2017 Sunseeker 48 San remo F1409 48 2018 Princess v48 F1402 50 2017 absolute 50 Flybridge X2117 50 2018 Sunseeker 50 Predator X2518 52 2015 Princess v52 F1605 52 2016 absolute 52 navetta F2816 52 2017 viking 52 Sport tower F2216 52 2017 Carver C52 Coupe 1870

52 2018 viking 52 Sport Coupe F2116 52 2018 viking 52 Convertible F1406 57 2017 Sunseeker 57 Predator F1600 65 2018 Sunseeker 66 Manhattan F1502 68 2017 Princess 68 Flybridge F1407 68 2018 Sunseeker 68 Sport Yacht F1500 75 2017 viking 75 Motor Yacht F1501

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38 2006 Cruisers 385 MY $199,000 B3599

52 2007 Sea ray 52 Sedan bridge $497,000 B5231

38 2006 Carver 38 Super Sport $139,900 B3732

52 2009 regal 5260 Coupe $429,000 B5224

38 2006 Silverton 38 Sport bridge $179,000 B3638

52 2013 Princess v52 $1,069,000 B5221

38 2008 Sea ray 380 Sundancer $179,000 B3746

52 2015 Princess v52 $1,139,000 B5190

39 2007 tiara 39 Convertible $349,900 B3714

54 2000 Sea ray 540 Sundancer $269,000 B5186

39 2010 Sea ray 390 Sundancer $229,900 1753B

55 2000 Fairline 55 Squadron $369,000 B5227

40 1998 Catalina 400 $129,000 B4566

55 2004 Sea ray 550 Sundancer $429,000 B5198

41 1986 Sea ray 410 aft Cabin $69,800 B4570

55 2014 viking 55 Convertible $2,149,000 B5206

42 1994 Sunseeker 42 Mustique $98,950 B4522

56 2001 Sea ray 56 Sedan bridge $349,000 B5236

42 2000 Silverton 42 Convertible $159,900 B4386

56 2003 Sea ray 56 Sedn bridge $379,000 B5232

42 2004 Carver 420 Mariner $174,900 B4517

56 2003 Sea ray 560 Sedan bridge $390,000 B5225

42 2005 Sea ray 420 Sundancer $289,900 B4569

56 2009 viking 56 Convertible $1,349,000 B5215

42 2005 Silverton 42 Convertible $240,000 B4579

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42 2006 Silverton 42 Convertible $229,000 B4587

58 2011 Fairline 58 targa/Gran turismo $899,000 B5230

42 2016 regal 42 Sport Coupe $575,900 B4561

60 2006 Sea ray 60 Sundancer $719,000 B6069

43 1990 tiara 43 Convertible $148,900 B4575

61 2004 Princess 61 Motor Yacht $749,000 B6063

43 1993 viking 43 Convertible $229,000 B4508

72 2014 Princess S72 $2,995,000 1769A

43 1997 baia 43 Force one $219,000 B4478

72 2015 Princess S72 $3,499,000 B7014

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2009 1989 2011 2007 2011 2002 2004 2017 2009 2001 2017 2017 2015 2005 2000 1991 2006 2013

$1,248,294 $299,900 Pending $899,000 $1,089,000 Pending Pending Call for Price $595,000 $285,900 Call for Price Call for Price $1,300,000 $319,000 $235,000 $109,000 Pending $557,899

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Carver 455 Aft Cabin Sea Ray 440 Exp. Bridge Bayliner 4387 Azimut 43 Atlantis Galeon 430 Skydeck Galeon 420 Fly Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge Carver 42 Aft Cabin MY Carver Cockpit MY Sea Ray 410 Sundancer Regal 3860 Sea Ray Express 390 Regal 3860 Commodore

1997 1997 1990 2017 2016 2017 1999 1988 2005 2002 2006 1986 2002

$165,000 $119,900 $67,900 Call for Price $550,000 Call for Price Pending $109,000 $167,500 $175,000 $165,000 $27,500 $94,900

37’ Formula 37 PC w/IPS

2009 $289,000

36’ Carver 360 Mariner

2004 $99,900

37’ Sea Ray 370 Exp. Cruiser 1992 $39,900 36’ Carver 360 Sport Sedan 36’ Doral 360 SE

2004 Pending 2003 $99,900

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1987 2012 2014 1990

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33’ Formula 330 SS

2004 $69,900

31’ Sea Ray 310 Sundancer

2008 $119,900

33’ Sea Ray Sundancer 31’ 31’ 31’ 31’ 30’ 30’ 29’ 29’ 28’ 27’ 13’

Rinker 312 FV Larson 310 Cabrio Rinker 310 Fiesta Vee Bayliner 3055 Bayliner Cierra 3055 w/gen Cruisers 3075 w/trailer Sea Ray 290 Baja 290 Motor Yacht Monterey 282 Cruiser Sea Ray 270 Novurania 400 DL

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2012 2016 1984 1984 2006 2011 2014 2016 1957 1972 1989 2006 2015 1980 1989 2002 2014 1984 1978 1979 1983 1983 1986 1987 1988 1994 1979 1987 1995 2014

Laser XD..............................................................$5,500 Zodiac RIB Bayrunner Pro 500 PVC .....................$22,900 Catalina 25 ..........................................................$9,600 Catalina 25 Pop Top .............................................$7,500 Trophy 2502 Walkaround SALE PENDING ..........$34,000 Mastercraft X-55................................................$77,500 Ranger Tugs R-25SC & Trailer SALE PENDING .$127,900 Ranger Tugs R-25SC ........................................$139,900 Chris Craft Sea Skiff ...........................................$24,900 Uniflite 27’ Hardtop ............................................$19,995 Wellcraft Nova III ................................................$13,900 Hunter 27 ..........................................................$33,000 Ranger Tugs R-27 ............................................$149,900 O’Day 28 .............................................................$9,900 Carver Riviera 28 SALE PENDING .....................$19,900 Bayliner 2855 Ciera ...........................................$25,500 Cutwater 28 SALE PENDING...........................$174,900 C&C 29 .............................................................$17,500 Hunter Cherubini 30 ...........................................$10,900 C&C 30 .............................................................$15,500 Catalina 30 ........................................................$17,200 Pearson 303 ......................................................$12,500 S2 Yachts 9.2 ...................................................$20,900 Catalina 30 Tall Rig.............................................$20,000 O’Day 302 .........................................................$22,500 Carver 30 Aft Cabin ............................................$33,900 Bombay Clipper 31.............................................$15,000 Blue Seas 31 .....................................................$69,900 Mainship 31 Sedan Bridge ..................................$39,900 Ranger Tug 31 Sedan SALE PENDING .............$259,900

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1989 Carver Yachts 32 Aft Cabin .................................$27,900 1991 Tiara 3300 Open SALE PENDING ......................$59,900 1999 Mako 333 ..........................................................$59,500 1983 S2 Yachts 10.3 ..................................................$24,900 1992 Silverton 34 Express ...........................................$28,900 1997 Mainship 34 Motor Yacht SALE PENDING ..........$54,900 1986 Senator Futura Sundeck .....................................$58,500 1994 Carver 370 Voyager............................................$67,500 1995 Sea Ray 370 Sundancer .....................................$59,900 2003 Formula 37 PC SALE PENDING .......................$149,900 1989 Bayliner Motor Yacht ...........................................$48,000 1992 Sea Ray 380 Sun Sport ........................................$39,900 1987 Hatteras 40 Motor Yacht SALE PENDING ...........$84,900 2003 Tiara 4000 Express SALE PENDING ................$239,900 2007 Cabo Yachts 40 Express SALE PENDING .........$449,900 1999 Tiara 4100 Open ..............................................$199,900 2003 Silverton 410 Sport Bridge ................................$139,900 1972 Allied 42 XL .......................................................$65,000 1997 Sea Ray 420 Aft Cabin .....................................$118,000 2001 Silverton 42 Convertible ....................................$189,900 1977 Trojan 44 Motor Yacht.........................................$64,900 1990 Post Marine 44 Sport Fisherman .......................$149,900 1995 Tollycraft 45 Cockpit Motor Yacht ......................$164,900 1996 Sea Ray 450 ....................................................$133,000 1982 Viking 46 Convertible........................................$109,900 1981 Gulfstar 50’ Ketch ............................................$119,000 2004 Hatteras 50 Convertible ....................................$575,000 1987 Hatteras 52 Convertible ....................................$169,900 2000 Carver 530 Voyager Pilothouse SALE PENDING ...$324,900 1983 Hatteras 56 Motor Yacht ...................................$325,000

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22' CUSTOM-BUILT, NEVER RUN CUDDY CABIN New 22'6" x 8'6" plywood mahogany cuddy cabin has never been in the water. Beautiful red varnished topside, laminated white oak stem & ribs with white ash trim, HD trailer with rollers. Bimini top and enclosure. Custom swim platform. New Mercury 150-hp outboard. Health forces sale. MAKE AN OFFER! Call 989-734-2393. SEP17 2003 26’ PURSUIT DENALI LS Center helm, VHF radio, Garmin chart plotter/GPS, stereo and compass. Cuddy cabin with v-berth and head. volvo 8.1, dual prop. Eagle trailer w/electronic hoist. low hours. custom white bottom paint. Must see! Door County, $68,000. Call: 920-428-3600. JUN17 27’ 1987 TIARA 270SC Aft-cabin cruiser; T260s; 1 owner; fresh water only; teak interior; many upgrades. Huron, Ohio location. Asking $19,500. Leave message at 440-315-1903. JUN17

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2006 chris craft 43 roaMer Rarely offered Hunt designed masterpiece. All amenities. Bow and stern thrusters. Beautiful fit and finish. Freshwater only, extensive equipment list. Asking $299,900. Call 262-654-0207. GLYS 1988 35' super sport ocean yacht 6kw radar, 700-hp, dual radios, fish finder, FloScan, new props. Must see! many amenities, excellent shape. Asking $65,000. Contact lesley.leggett@frontier.com or 517-920-1368. JUL17

2017 50’ boat slip for rent. Montague Mi, Ellenwood Landing Marina. Clubhouse pool, hot tub, pet friendly. 2017 season. $3,800. Call 517-614-4010 or gbarnesbandbpaint@gmail.com. JUN17

for sale 2007 43/47 carver Motor yacht. BMW design, immaculate, 435 HP Volvo diesels, 420 hours, 2 hardtops, bow & stern thrusters, 4 A/C-Heat, Zodiac tender, freshwater, Asking $275,000. Contact Scott at slukas3@gmail.com. AUG17

1986 senator futura sundeck 35, twin great running diesels, very economical, ideal loop boat, solid decks and hull, new electronics, Raymarine 12" a127 MFD, radar, auto pilot, depth sounder. Asking $58,500. Call 734-789-7534. JUL17 2006 43' tiara sovran 100% freshwater, Volvo IPS 500s, many options. 360 hours, well maintained. For sale by owner. Asking $350,000. Call 847-846-2411 or email wfuller@kelleherbuckley.com. JUN17

1988 38' bayliner My 100% freshwater 2nd owner 1994 to present (2) 175-hp Hinos 1,800 hours. 8kw Westerbeke gen set, 800 hours, recently overhauled. (2) reverse cycle AC. Windlass (2) 30 amp circuits. Well maintained 23 years of maintenance and service logs. Asking $39,000. Call Richard at 920-231-1357 or email atulip@sbsglobal.net. JUL17

40’ boat slip for sale in South Haven, Mi. Prime riverfront end slip in Dockominiums Association. Walk around decking. $25,000. Contact 269-207-5996 or krhall379@gmail.com. JUL17 40' boat slip for sale. Gorgeous Duncan Bay Boat Club on northern Lake Huron in Cheboygan. Close to Mackinac Island, North Channel, Lake Michigan. $Asking 9,500. Contact dbbcboatslip@ gmail.com or 231-818-6361. AUG17 two 40' boat slips for sale Marina Park East, Michigan City, IN. Private marina, picnic area, bathroom facilities. Asking $25,000 each. Call 219-762-4904 or 219-477-9545. AUG17 45' boat slip for sale or rent. Buy $18,000, Rent $2,400 season. Pier 1000; gated, clubhouse, pool,gas dock. Park right in front of your boat! Beautifully maintained marina. Seller is licensed realtor. Contact Tina at 269-591-1707. JUL17 55' boat slip for sale Located in Charlevoix, Michigan. Excellent facilities (restrooms, showers, laundry, pool and clubhouse). Asking $65,000. Call Dave at 231-920-7809. JUL17

1990 post Marine 44 sport fisherMan Both engines overhauled July 2016 (8 hours since rebuild), new factory OEM parts, Corian countertops and sink, teak and holly floors, enclosed flybridge with EZ2CY brand enclosures. Outstanding condition! Asking $149,900. Call Mark @ 414-651-3100. RYS

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1989 67’ hatteras This well-maintained freshwater Hatteras has a new galley with upscale appliances, Marquipt davit, and bow thruster. Powered by 900 hp twin Detroit 12V71TA diesels with 1600 original hours. All the luxuries of home.Asking $280,000. Call 708-841-5660. EYC

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CLASSIC CRAFTS by Kate Bush

Autumn Years We all have different “seasons” in our lives. When my dad turned 70, my mom felt that he was entering a new season in his life, so she surprised him with a 1999 27-foot Hacker-�Craft Sport, made at the Hacker�-Craft boat company in Silver Bay, New York. My dad told my mom that with his birthday coming up, he felt he was moving into his autumn years of life — so the boat was named Autumn Years. During their marriage of 63 years, they have been blessed with many different boats, but Autumn Years holds a very special place in their hearts. They have enjoyed years of rides with family and friends, reminiscing of other seasons in their boating experiences around the Great Lakes and beyond. — Jim and Kristine Mestdagh, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

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