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Seasonal Island A Sucess

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MDOT Calls Seasonal Pedestrian Island a Success MDOT has declared the seasonal island of safe refuge between the Discovery Center & the Discovery Pier a success. See the article here: MDOT Calls Seasonal Pedestrian Island along M-22 a Success

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What’s Up With This Curb-work?

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New Pedestrian Island Coming to Connect Discovery Center and Discovery Pier The Discovery Center had discussions for years with the Michigan Department of Transportation to find an effective and affordable way to move pedestrians safely across M-22 to West Bay. Both overpass bridges and underpass tunnels are incredibly expensive, difficult to maintain, and challenging to design to accommodate […]

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Maritime Heritage Alliance Boat Auction

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31st Annual Boat Auction & Nautical Garage Sale Saturday, June 3rd at 9 am 13268 S West Bay Shore Drive 9 am viewing; 11 am auction. Ongoing garage sale of nautical items. Ron Bancroft Auctioneer of donated watercraft to benefit Maritime Heritage Alliance programs of preservation & team building/sailing for at-risk youth. Auction boats: Rebel […]

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Inland Seas’ Utopia Covered by 9&10

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9&10 News describe Inland Seas exiting new plans for the Utopia in 2017: The ship will offer a variety of hands-on learning experiences and will be docking at Traverse City’s soon-to-be Discovery Pier so Fred says people of all age groups can learn from the ship first hand, “So Utopia is going to be docked […]

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Schooner Utopia arrives at Discovery Pier

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At  17:45 on Thursday, September 29, 2016 the Utopia finished its journey from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. It landed on its new berth at the Discovery Pier. Ellsworth Peterson generously donated his famed 65-foot schooner, Utopia, to the Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA). The Schooner’s Remarkable History The staysail schooner was designed by the late Fred J. Peterson. It […]

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New Name Unveiled

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At a TC Ticker recess event on July 13, the new name for the dock formerly known as “Coal” was unveiled. In order to connect the programs and activities currently being offered at the Discovery Center, the new name will be Discovery Pier. (Photo courtesy of the TC Ticker.) To see more check out the Ticker article. […]

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Article in The Ticker on the former coal dock

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Great coverage in The Ticker about plans for the former coal dock. Fred Sitkins is quoted: “The possibility this presents is unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” Inland Seas Education Association Executive Director Fred Sitkins says. “Having the opportunity to at times have all three tall ships in that basin is a real attraction.” We look forward […]

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Rotary Assumes Leadership Role in Pursuit of Coal Dock

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A Record-Eagle article describing Rotary’s new leadership role in pursuit of acquiring the former coal dock for use by the public, and for improvements to the programming and activities at the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes. The Discovery Center welcomes this new initiative and the momentum the it will bring to the process.   http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/rotary-charities-eyes-coal-dock-deal/article_bfa2633c-5b80-5270-98ef-f81020535670.html