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Clas Nilstoft’s Glory

Improving Sailing Safety

The tragic death last summer of a Chicago-to-Mackinac sailor from the Transpac 52 Imedi led to a re-examination of life-saving techniques and equipment for sailors.

New Life for Old Boats

Rent an electric-powered retro runabout and cruise the waters around Saugatuck.
Welland Canal

Boat Nerds of the Great Lakes

They call themselves “Boat Nerds.” Need we say more?
Pilot House - Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Need a Great Lakes fix?

Detroit’s Dossin Great Lakes Museum fulfills the winter itch for maritime history.

Get Ready for Fall Haul-Out

Storing the boat for winter has hidden pitfalls; what not to forget.
Friends Good Will

Tall-Ship Cruising

Traditional sailing vessels, also known as tall ships, were common on the Great Lakes until they were displaced by steam-powered vessels in the late 1800s.
Family Sailing

Young Sailors at the Starting Line

Young crewmembers are an important part of these Mackinac sailboat race teams.
Robert Shapton

Messing About in Boats

Grand Rapids’ Bob Shapton has that special touch to make old, antique Wage- maker boats like new again.
Cottage Dock

Spring Maintenance Avoids Trouble

Avoid problems and downtime with a little preseason boat maintenance.

King of the Iceboats

Clinton Township’s Ron Sherry is an iceboating guru, a seven- time world champion and that’s not all.