At the Helm

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.
Super Sport

The Need for Speed

It took eight months to build and a big pile of mahogany, but the craftsmen at Grand-Craft in Holland managed to complete a new prototype, the 25 Super Sport, just in time for its Florida debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last November.

Third Coast Boat Builders

About 12 years ago, a group of residents from the Cedarville area, a small northern Lake Huron town, were concerned about the local economy....

Saving the boats that saved us

By Scott Atkinson  Jeff Shook has a thing for rescuers. In fact, he’s a rescuer himself, a firefighter in his hometown of Fenton, Michigan — but...
Kayaking

Immersed in the Chain of Lakes

Highlighting the bountiful water resources in Antrim County was one part of the mission in a more than year-long effort to create the Paddle Antrim Festival.
Dream Boat

Antique and Classic Boat Shows Aplenty

Wood runabouts, cabin cruisers, utilities and others built by iconic Michigan companies like Chris-Craft, Gar Wood, Hacker and Century will line the docks at marinas around the state this summer when more than a dozen antique and classic boat shows are scheduled.
Stephen Brede on lake

Outside the Box, One’s Nature Is Reclaimed

Why spend six summers paddling around the shorelines of all five Great Lakes? For years I dreamed of taking a long walkabout along the path less paved.
Harbor Springs Bluff

Cruising into Michigan’s Boating History

By the time Walstrom Marine launched its operations in 1946, Harbor Springs was a well-established resort community stretching along the shores of Little Traverse Bay.
Iceboating

The need for speed

Rushing wind and clattering skates are the only sounds as the wintery world races past on the frozen lake. The landscape becomes a blur of white as the drum-tight sail catapults the nimble vessel to dizzying speeds. 

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