Great Lakes Sail

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Monday, August 27, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event has been cancelled.



Live on a 77 foot sailing schooner, hoist the sails, take a turn at the wheel, and learn about your great Lake Michigan. The best trip will happen when we take advantage of the weather. Our captain will give us options based on the weather and wind conditions and we can decide together what adventures are within reach. Possible options are sailing around the Old Mission Peninsula, said to be the most beautiful coastline in Michigan. We might sail to Power Island in Grand Traverse Bay and walk the shoreline. We could cross over the Leelanau Peninsula to Cathead Bay. If the winds are in our favor, we could sail to islands in the Great Lakes Archipelago: Beaver Island, Garden Island, Hog Island, etc. Closer are the Manitou Islands, or South Fox Island, with its historic lighthouse and perhaps the most beautiful beach in the Midwest.

The destination is not the journey, however. In addition to sailing, we can learn about Lake Michigan. The Inland Seas Schooner is an educational vessel with sampling equipment, a laboratory, and a remote-controlled camera-equipped underwater vehicle. We could possibly explore a shipwreck with the camera. Opportunities abound to learn about ships, sailing, and the Great Lakes. Maritime traditions of card games, music and storytelling are observed.

This is a One-of-a-Kind Trip!


  • Limit of  10 people
  • $500 – $625 each depending on the number of Participants
  • $100 Deposit holds your spot ($25 not Refundable)
  • Final Payments due July 17, 2018
  • No Refunds after July 17, 2018


  • Leave from the Suttons Bay Area
  • Board at 1:00pm on Monday
  • Return approximately 4:00pm on Thursday
  • All meals on board provided
  • Must be able to climb a ladder
  • No alcohol on board

Contact Joanne Creede at (517) 285-4795 or