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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

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Black Mountain Yacht Club

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              Back in the mid-70’s West Bay Boat Works (Bob Core and Bob Sprenger) leased the Coal Dock harbor from Traverse City Light and Power, adding some docks and a travel lift. Sail North (Mike Wills) acquired WBBW in 1984 and with it, the coal dock marina lease, adding […]

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Discovery Center Refines Its Waterfront Plan

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We continue to work to ensure that we have fulfilled our responsibilities for both the economic and environmental due diligence associated with our proposed project. As a result, we are scaling back our original vision for a Community Harbor and Marina and are focusing just the Community Harbor and Pier, for now. All of our current efforts […]

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White Paper on Water and Michigan’s Economy

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This report validates the Discovery Center proposal for public use of the former coal dock and is worth reading. Michigan Economic Center Report: Water, Michigan and the Blue Economy (download here). In this new report we define the ‘Blue Economy’ as the way Michigan’s natural water assets, and water education, research and technology innovation creates jobs and contributes to economic […]

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Public Meeting on April 21

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Meeting Scheduled! The Traverse City City Commission will hear our proposal on Monday, April 21 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Chambers at the Governmental Center. You can find the Board agenda by clicking here. We are on the agenda during Public Comment as: Reserved public comment request from Mike Wills, representing Discovery Center Great Lakes regarding its interest […]

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No Negative Impact to TCLP Action at April 8 Board Meeting

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Going into tonight’s meeting, the perception and fear was that the property would transfer to the City upon the motion being presented. While the motion passed, what we learned and heard at the meeting is that this was really only a motion to approve the transfer, whereupon the City Commission will initiate a public process […]