Glimpse of the Great Lakes: A view of the St. Joseph Lighthouse on Lake Michigan. By George Thomas/Flickr. Send us your favorite #greatlakes photo and we'll feature it here and in our weekly newsletter! Email: email@example.com. ⠀ #lighthouse #sunset #michigan
Dream about sailing the open seas on a tallship... but without all the hard work and sweat? Check out our feature on Star Clippers Cruises. Link in bio. #charter #sailing #tallships
Great Lakes Glimpse: A flying fish was spotted at the Great Lakes Kite Festival in 2012, held in Grand Haven, Michigan. Photo taken by Rachel Kramer/Flickr.⠀ #spring #fish #colorful #windy
Our rescue dog, Twain, has been with us for the last three boating seasons while we’ve gone on Great Lakes adventures on Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Superior, including the Apostle Islands and Mackinac Island. The current homeport for our boat True North, a Meridian 490 Pilothouse, is at Centerpointe Marina in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. —Stuart, Jennifer, Max, Reagan and Twain Simek #caninecrew #dogsofig ⠀
Port of Call: Sarnia, Ontario + Port Huron, Michigan. Although its #sapphire #blue water looks far more #Caribbean than Canadian, the elegant city of Sarnia enjoys a long and colorful history as one of Ontario’s most inviting #greatlakes ports. The city’s heritage dates back to the 17th century, when Father Louis Hennepin and several other members of La Salle’s entourage found shelter there during a powerful autumn storm, befriended the native people and eventually established a settlement. That settlement, strategically located where Lake Huron feeds into the St. Clair River, grew to become one of the largest and most prosperous cities in southwestern Ontario.⠀ Read more in our March issue!
Grande Dame is a Grand Craft 24-foot triple cockpit. My parents had the boat built in 1983 in Holland, Michigan, and were the first owners. I then purchased it from my mom after it sat neglected for about 8 years, due to my father’s passing. When I got Grande Dame, she needed some work; I sent out approximately 67 pieces that needed to be re-chromed. ⠀ The boat has special meaning to my wife and I since we were married in 1983 and had joined my parents on the trip to Holland to take delivery of her. My family and friends have enjoyed many rides aboard her in Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair Flats area. You can most often see Grande Dame around the Harsens Island area. —Mike Riehl #classiccraft #restoration #vintage #boats #woodworking
Our March issue is now out! Pick up a copy to read about: celestial navigation, Sarnia Ontario, Great Lakes pirates, lightweight engine options, and more! Link in bio.⠀ ⠀ #march #spring #pirates #ontario #navigation #stars
Great Lakes Glimpse: Winter 2015 was much colder than this year's, freezing Lake Michigan solid. Photo by Kamil Dziedzina/Flickr.⠀ #frozen #ice #michigan #cold #bluesky #winter