Funding from Michigan Economic Development Corporation is driving public access to Grand Traverse Bay at Discovery Pier. Construction continues to convert the former coal dock into a park-like destination. Dredging is underway that will expand the size and depth of the harbor’s basin. New floating docks will be installed this spring with ramps and boarding platforms to accommodate people of all […]
An event billed as a Third Coast Conversation brought about 60 people to Traverse City’s Hagerty Center Thursday evening to discuss cultural, social, historical and environmental factors that connect them to the water. Those gathered read poetry and prose, looked at historical photos and paintings, and discussed what feelings were evoked. Read more in Third […]
Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties pulled in more than $5 million in special state funding in the waning days of the last state Legislature, including $2 million for the West Grand Traverse Bay waterfront’s Discovery Pier project. Read more in Discovery Pier, other projects receive lame duck cash
The schooner Madeline operates under an all-volunteer crew. After completing spring training and joining seasoned crews throughout the summer, trainees can return as deckhands for the next sailing season. From there, those who put in enough time and effort can earn the title of mate and, eventually, first mate. Members of the crew reflect on […]
“After years of planning and lobbying, we saw the completion of a project last month that installed a crosswalk and removable pedestrian island between the Discovery Center and Pier on M-22 in Greilickville that is designed to safely connect people across the road to the water.” – John Noonan, Forum: A big change in our […]
“For years as anglers, we have tried to find a place for shore anglers to access deeper water on West Grand Traverse Bay. The opportunity that Rotary and the Discovery Center have opened up at the Discovery Pier has done just that and so much more.” – Ryan Matuzak, Looking forward to Elmwood Township Amenities
Editorial: Taxpayers are the winners in coal dock deal They say money talks, and in the debate over whether to sell Traverse City’s unused, underused coal dock properties, one group is speaking through a megaphone. Three months ago, Rotary Charities officials put their money where their mouth is by … http://www.record-eagle.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-taxpayers-are-the-winners-in-coal-dock-deal/article_821f3d58-8663-5561-9237-bc1d39d67597.html
Click here to view the Record Eagle April 13, 2013 Editorial: Public must have major say in coal docks future. The Discovery Center’s proposal for a Community Pier, Harbor and Marina is on the City Commission’s April 21 Agenda.