Tawas Michigan – Fun Across the Bay

Tawas, Fun Across the Bay

On summer evenings we can see the blinking lights of the Tawas area from our beach. It’s a day’s sail from Caseville but a several hour drive from the Upper Thumb.  The bay is clear due to the currents coming in from Lake Huron and the little town nestled near the harbor is a charming mix of tourist and art colony.

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


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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Saginaw Bay Pollution – Definitively Contaminated For Over 30 Years

Beach on Saginaw Bay During Low Water in 2016

The EPA and the State of Michigan designated the entire region as a potential environmental disaster. The deterioration and pollution were so bad that the label of “Area of Concern” was slapped on the Saginaw Bay in 1987 and has not been lifted for 30 years. We examine what has happened in that time.