At the Helm

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.
Mackinac Island - boat rides

Mackinac Island Boat Builder

Mackinac Island wood boat builder, Roman “Emory” Barn- well, is a man for all seasons.
Diamond Jack River Tours

Get on the Water – Your Way

Day charters offer many ways to enjoy a day on the water with families and friends.
Detroit Yacht Club

Steeped in Tradition

The Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle has been a going concern since 1868. In all those years, very little has changed — and yet, very much has changed.
The Pearl Mist

Cruise the Great Lakes in Style

Savvy Midwestern travelers who have for years cruised the world’s most exotic locales increasingly are turning to their own neighborhood, so to speak, for a luxury tour by water.




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