Category Archives: Great Lakes Sailing

Huron County Boating & Sailing


Here is another wonderfully produced video from LIVEHuron. This one focuses on our rich boating and sailing waters with some great shots of Caseville.

The videos are part of a promotional campaign produced  by Huron County Economic Development Corporation. They are short and highlight the best aspects of our wonderful area. If you think this is pretty good stuff please Like and Share.


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Amazing Tip of the Thumb Tribute to the Winter of 2015


It’s  hard to capture the grandeur and vastness of Saginaw Bay’s beauty during the winter months. One bold video producer captured some of the most awesome and intriguing shots of the winter ice of the Upper Thumb. Braving treacherous ice flows we see rare ice shots of the Port Austin Light House, Turnip Rock and Port Austin Harbor transformed to the warm summer magic of Michigan’s Thumb. Thumbwind gives a tip of the hat to  “Lighting in a Bottle Rainy Day Productions” for featuring this Pure Thumb experience.  Enjoy.

New Marine Sanctuary Possible in Lake Michigan


LakeMichiganSanctuarySoon congress may be considering adding a second underwater marine sanctuary in the Great Lakes. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, NOAA,  confirmed that the Lake Michigan waters off Wisconsin are being considered for the newest preserve under consideration. If approved by congress it would join the Thunder Bay sanctuary in Lake Huron and be the 14th marine sanctuary in the United States.

The 875-square-mile sanctuary would be located along 80 miles of Wisconsin shoreline home the cities of Port Washington, Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Two Rivers. The boundary extends 9 to 14 miles into the lake. It will contain 34 known shipwrecks  found in water depths ranging from 10 to 460 feet.RouseSimmons

Fourteen of the known shipwrecks are intact, and the level of hull integrity of these sites far surpasses that of other regions in Wisconsin. Four vessels, the Tennie and Laura, the Walter B.Allen, the Gallinipper, and the Silver Lake, all possess standing masts a rarity in the Great Lakes.
Lake Michigan is the second largest of the Great Lakes with a surface area of 22,300 square miles,making it the largest freshwater lake entirely in the United States and the 5th largest lake in the world.

Six Great Places To View Freighters in Michigan


An informative piece on one of the great pastimes of living on the Great Lakes. Watching the big Lakers slip past is an awesome sight. Here are a couple of places that offer the best views in the region. Re-posted.

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Herbert Jackson Freighter

With shoreline bordering four of the five Great Lakes, Michigan sees a great deal of freighter traffic during the shipping season. With ships making 10,000 passage through the Soo Locks alone each season, chances to see one of these massive vessels in action are aplenty. 1,000-foot lakers haul steel, coal, limestone and more from Lake Superior to Lakes Michigan and Huron, while ocean-bound vessels can be spotted with cargos of grain or maybe even wind turbine parts. The following list showcases six of the best places in the state to catch freighters in action: loading and unloading at two sites and passing by well-known state landmarks at others.

Soo Locks Freighter

Sault Ste Marie – The Soo Locks should be the top destination on any boatnerd’s list of places to visit, as all vessels traveling to and from Lake Superior must stop here while the locks guide them on their way. A new…

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