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Viking Cruise Lines to Cruise the Great Lakes in 2022

Viking Expedition Ship

Viking expects to have one of their newest ships set sail on the Great Lakes — the Viking Octantis starting during the 2022 summer season. The ship is 665 feet long with beam of 77 feet wide and a guest capacity of 378.

Boat Names – Transom Charm

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Boat Names – Stern Personality 

“The boat name you select may not seem like an important thing. But, considering the strong feelings many of us have for our boats; the fact that we put so much work, and sweat and money into them; the fact they are a big part of our memories of so many good times, with family, with friends; the fact that sometimes our very lives are in the safekeeping of our boat; most of us feel that selecting the right name for our boat is important.”- The Frugal Mariner


Legal Name Considerations

The name of your boat is also a consideration by the United States Coast Guard. Keep your registration documents on your boat so they are available for inspection. If you own a boat 5 net tons or greater, it needs documentation, too. Permanently affix documentation numbers to the interior of your boat. Display the boat’s home port and name on the hull in letters at least 4 inches high. 


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2012 Great Lake Water Levels Drop – Marina’s Scramble

Sailboats Out on the Hard on Saginaw Bay

Five years ago the entire Great Lakes was witness to low water levels not seen since 1964. Marina’s were dredging, boats were being damaged on shallow reefs not seen a generation and lake shipping was facing hard times.  

Huron County Boating and Sailing

Sailboats Out on the Hard on Saginaw Bay

Here is another wonderfully produced video from LIVE Huron. This one focuses on Huron County boating and sailing opportunities with some great shots of Caseville harbor and breakwall. 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. … Read more

Draken Harald Hårfagre – Bay City Michigan 2016

Draken Harald Hårfagre Viking Ship

The Draken Harald Hårfagre visited the Great Lakes in 2016. The Vikings were accomplished navigators, artisans, traders and storytellers, but their greatest contribution was seafaring and the the ships they built. The ship has a traditional dragon’s head and tail and is richly ornamented with patterns found in excavations. It’s the largest ocean going Viking ship in modern times. Here are some key shots from Bay City visit.

Featured Image from the http://www.drakenexpeditionamerica.com/ site

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