Tag Archives: Lake Michigan

Ferry Gets Two-year Reprieve from Pollution Rules

The last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes will be allowed to dump toxic pollution into Lake Michigan for another two years under an agreement recently announced by federal officials. With a new sailing season set to begin in about … Continue reading

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Attacked Illinois Woman Finishes 1,500-Mile Boat Trip

Jenn Gibbons wanted to control her emotions when she rowed into Chicago, determined to complete her 1,500-mile trip around Lake Michigan despite being sexually assaulted aboard her boat in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula nearly a month ago. But when she saw her supporters waving and … Continue reading

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Cruising Shot of the Week

Things are looking up for Kayte aboard the s/v Mai Tai, a Lagoon 37 TPI, during a warmer season on Lake Michigan. She requested a cocktail and her book after the shot was taken. Submitted by Rick Hake. Got a … Continue reading

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Seven Boats in Chicago Harbor Torn Apart in Storm

One of the dangers of being a diehard sailor became evident last week. Some Chicago skippers hadn’t yet hauled out when their boats were beaten by the intense wind and waves on Lake Michigan during a storm. As many as … Continue reading

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Disabled Boat Adrift in Lake Michigan After Coast Guard Rescue

We’re glad to hear these cruisers were safely rescued, but anyone else in the area should be wary that a boat is adrift on Lake Michigan. A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, MI rescued two … Continue reading

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Tragedy Strikes Chicago-Mac Race

We certainly never like to hear of tragedies on the water and are so sorry for both the crew and families of those lost in this horrible accident. The following statement was issued by the Chicago Yacht Club in recognition … Continue reading

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Cruising Shot of the Week: Bow Wow!

Sid takes the helm on s/v Roxy, a Camper & Nicholson 58. This summer he plans to cruise Lake Michigan. Submitted by Mark and Lynn Hoenke of Traverse City, MI. Got a cool cruising shot to share? Send it to … Continue reading

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Green is the Way at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center

Cruising green doesn’t necessarily mean just the things you do on the water. The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center (MCSC) is one of the leading sailing organizations that understands this. The MCSC helps at-risk, disadvantaged and disabled youth and adults in … Continue reading

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Cruising Shot of the Week

Sunset on the south side of Garden Island in the Lake Michigan archipelago. Submitted by Bob Mersereau, s/v Grand Cru, of Grand Haven, MI.

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