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 […]
Workers from Team Elmer’s and Kent companies are pouring the curb and gutter and pedestrian crossing ramps today. Please slow down and give ’em a brake.
This turtle “Parked” herself in the parking lot back by the creek to lay her eggs. Please don’t disturb her.
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 […]
A huge shout-out to Quantum Sails for the donation of a set of custom net sails for the O’Day Mariner in the Ship Shapes Exhibit. Made from an open weave fabric, the intent is to let the wind blow through the sails so we can leave them up at all times. Kids are going to have […]
El Galeon at berth at Clinch Marina amidst a spectacular sunrise on its last day in Traverse City. Photograph by Chelsea Bay Dennis.
Volunteer shipwrights from the Maritime Heritage Alliance are building a facsimile of a Mackinaw boat on the ship shape exhibit deck next to a fully rigged modern fiberglass O’day Mariner sloop. Eventually the exhibit will include some graphic that tell the story of the evolution of water transportation. Kids are going to have a lot of fun […]
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. […]
The venerable docks were in rough shape after about 40 years of weather and ice damage. The result will be a flat and level dock for the first time and that many years. See front page coverage in the Record-Eagle on March 31.
The Grand Traverse Bay coal dock is one step closer to opening to the public. Click below to view the Jan 29, 2016 TV 9&10 news report Source: Rotary Charities of Traverse City Hopes to Open Coal Dock in May