Part of the Melges 24 North American Championships fleet spent the night rafted up in the harbor. Inland Seas tied up on the wall in front of Manitou to take on passengers later today. A family was catching some nice smallmouth bass off the south wall. What a day! The sun is getting lower on […]
We hooked up the double trumpet foghorns and called it a day. But, it wasn’t long before the girls on the campus started to complain about the constant blaring. Hard to get any work done. Can’t focus. What to do? Step one: Disconnect one of horns, of course. Nope, that doesn’t cut it. Step two: […]
Solar charger on the cabin top. Check. Electric horn mounted on Cabin top. Check. Light boards and navigation lights mounted. Check. Channel marker lights positioned. Check. Next week: connect the wires and switches. Then we will be tooting our horn and flashing our lights!
GREILICKVILLE — Transformation of the former coal dock into the publicly accessible Discovery Pier is smoothing the way for more passenger carrying cruise ships to visit Traverse City. The facility in December was certified as a cruise port by the U.S. Coast Guard. Local officials who want to grab a piece of growing Great Lakes […]
We have our final inspection and permit! All of the trimwork is now complete, too, thanks to George Prewitt and Mike Wills. Next comes navigation lights, solar panels, wiring and switches, a horn, channel marker lights, crane and paint. Meanwhile, the exhibit is a already a huge hit with the kids!
This private yacht is enjoying the calm early morning waters in West Bay during 2019 TC Cherry Festival.
Leelanau County’s ship is coming in. In a presentation at the Discovery Center Collaborative in Elmwood Twp. Tuesday, Traverse City Cruise Ship Consortium Chair Mike Wills said the Discovery Center Pier is now open for docking cruise ships up to 250 feet in length. Ships up to 450′ (the largest that can get into the […]
New Directions: When the chain link fence came down around an old coal dock with West Bay frontage in 2016, our region’s maritime heritage shifted. Discovery Center is home to a number of water-related nonprofits, a new co-working site, and the largest tall ship harbor on the American side of the Great Lakes. The initiative […]
Michigan Sea Grant presents: Great Lakes Levels Informational Meeting May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm NMC GREAT LAKES CAMPUS 715 E. Front St. Room 211 Traverse City 49686 Agenda Welcome / Opening comments (Mark Breederland, Sea Grant and Hans Van Sumeren, NMC Great Lakes Water Studies) Featured speaker: TBD, US Army Corps of […]
Thursday June 6, 4 – 6pm Discovery Center Collaborative 13170 S West Bay Shore Drive What does water mean to you? Water is a source of beauty, livelihood, recreation, spiritual connection, food, life itself. The fresh water of Grand Traverse Bay defines our sense of place and is an essential element of life in our […]