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    Default 2018 Mackinaw Boat Symposium and Grand Island Challenge Rowing Regatta in Munising

    The Great Lakes Mackinaw Boat Alliance announces its 3rd annual Mackinaw Boat Symposium. This years symposium is taking place in Munising, Michigan on Friday, September 14 and is followed up by the Grand Island Challenge regatta on Saturday September 15.

    Friday’s symposium will take place at the Munising City pavilion, located at the city marina, and feature morning and afternoon sessions. The topic of the sessions will be maritime history of the region including fishing, traveling, wooden boats, and, of course, Mackinaw Boats.

    The Grand Island Challenge regatta on Saturday is open to all types and sizes of oar and paddle powered boats. The regatta will feature a morning tow to Murray bay, for sprint racing. Participants will break for a picnic lunch on the shores of Grand Island. Picnic lunch is available for a small fee for those who are interested. After lunch, there will be a challenge race back to Munising marina. A return tow will be available if there is weather or crew concerns.

    Both days events start at 10am.

    Friday’s events take place at Binsfield Bayshore Park355 Elm Yes
    Munising MI 49862

    The gathering point Saturday for the transit to Grand Island is:

    The Brown's Addition Boat Launch
    1204 Commercial Street
    Munising MI 49862

    The $5.00 launch fee is waived for Symposium participants. Ample parking
    for vehicles and trailers.


    For more information go to the Great Lakes Mackinaw Boat Alliance Facebook page or call Mike Potts at 996-361-4897.


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    Default Re: 2018 Mackinaw Boat Symposium and Grand Island Challenge Rowing Regatta in Munisin

    Very excited to go! and it looks like the weather will be great.

    Ken

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    Default Re: 2018 Mackinaw Boat Symposium and Grand Island Challenge Rowing Regatta in Munisin

    Grand Island is great--did this sail-and-oar trip there in 2012. Nice to see some boat-oriented stuff going on there. Sadly, I will miss it since I'm about 6,000 miles away. But it's well worth a visit for anyone close enough to get there, especially with an event like this going on.

    Enjoy!

    Tom
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