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
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 […]
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.
The Record-Eagle came out with a another favorable editorial today. The paper recognizes the long-term benefit that a a public waterfront educational attraction would have for our region. It concludes: There are dozens of details yet to be worked out before the city signs on to this or any plan for the coal dock. But […]