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Monday, April 3, 2017

Tickets for the 24th Annual Door County Lighthouse Festival go on sale to the general public Monday, April 3, following a two-week pre-sale for museum members. Following the successful members only pre-sale, one tour is sold out but ample tickets remain for the variety of land-based tours and boat excursions set for the weekend of

tags: Events, History, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Twenty years have sailed by since our family first drove into Bayfield, Wisconsin. I didn’t know it then, but this small picturesque community would capture our hearts and change our lives forever. My husband and I were lured onto the ‘big lake’ — Lake Superior — by sailing friends who enticed us with

tags: Destination, History

Friday, February 17, 2017

Nearly everyone in the world knows that the Great Lakes are the largest concentration of freshwater in the world. Not nearly as many know that within the Great Lakes there is another “largest” freshwater feature. The St. Clair River delta is “the largest freshwater delta in the world”. Sure, there are other

tags: Destination, History

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The National Museum of the Great Lakes in pleased to announce the discovery of a rare 18th century sloop, Washington (also known as Lady Washington), in the deep depths of Lake Ontario off the shores of Oswego, New York by a team of shipwreck explorers. Jim Kennard, Roger Pawlowski, and Roland Stevens located the sloop in late June

tags: History, Lake Ontario

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has opened a newly constructed boat dock for mooring along Snail Shell Harbor at Fayette Historic State Park in Delta County. “This is a great improvement for visitors to Fayette Historic State Park,” said Ron Olson, DNR Parks and Recreation Division chief. “The old dock

tags: History, Boat Docks, Dept of Natural Resources, Destination, Fishing

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The 200-foot Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry caused heads to turn last week while she completed drills on Narragansett Bay under full sail and in brisk breezes. The drills, as well as inspections, have been required by the US Coast Guard in order for the ship to qualify as a Sailing School Vessel under USCG regulations. The

tags: History

Friday, July 15, 2016

Thinking of going to the 2016 Antique Boat Show & Auction in Clayton? Here's the preliminary schedule to help you plan your weekend. Thursday August 4 8:30-5:00- Registration check-in, launching boats for exhibitors and vendor set-up (Corner of Mary St. & Alexandria St.) 9:00-5:00- ABM open for visitors: row a skiff, take a

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, History, Lake Ontario

Monday, July 4, 2016

The Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival is making its annual call for entries for the various events associated with the festival, August 12 & 13. The call includes boats to be exhibited, teams to compete in the Sikaflex Challenge boat building competition and artwork for the new Art Mart Sale. The festival is

tags: History

Monday, June 13, 2016

Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) is seeking to hire licensed deckhands for its brand new 200-foot SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, which is based in Newport, R.I. and scheduled to sail throughout New England this summer. The Tall Ship is the first full-rigged ocean-going ship to be built in the United States in over 100 years and

tags: History