Re: Michigan Messabout
- Bob -- excellent point about the water temperature. Heck, even down
this way the water does not really warm up until mid-August if we are
lucky. Just this last summer my wife, Terry, and I went strolling
along the Lake Michigan shore in mid-late July and I swear the water
temp was in the mid-upper 50's. It took me walking around on hot sand
for 15 minutes before I could feel my feet again!
Maybe we could settle on a large inland lake -- we have more
than 10,000 to choose from. These would offer a warmer dunk if
Dennis Marshall, Grand Rapids, MI
--- In bolger@y..., "rdchamberland" <cha62759@t...> wrote:
> Late June or July sounds good to me. I can recommend Suttons Bay as
> venue though after the fourth rooms get scarce. There is a State
> campground north of Northport but a rocky beach. If the timing is
> right and the crowd not too large I might be able to host campers
> though sanitation would be a portipotty (commercial variety) and
> garden hose. There may be a "Wooden Boat Festival" in the Village of
> Suttons Bay in that time span also. This past year it was cancelled
> because of construction of a new fishing dock at the usual site.
> is not the usual swarm of shiny Chris-Crafts and Gar Woods etc but a
> very eclectic mix of boats including a Bolger box at times. There
> might be a CC or two but this is not an event of the Antique Boat
> Society whatever its name is. I had intended to go the Saginaw event
> last summer but visitors obtruded. It looked to me that that event
> heavy on kayaks. You would not want to get dunked in early June; by
> the fourth the water is warming up (sort of).
> Bob Chamberland
> --- In bolger@y..., Vince and Mary Ann Chew <vachew@v...> wrote:
> > Sounds like a winner. There was one in St. Ignace a few years
> > some kind of a get together in the Saginaw/Bay City area the past
> > of years. I went to St. Ignace, but haven't been to the
> > one. Where do you have in mind?
> > Vince Chew
> > Charlevoix
> > Dennis Marshall, Grand Rapids, MI Wrote
> > .................... P.S. Sorry for the slightly off topic
> > folks. If I find a few
> > more Michiganians, might be able to put
> > Michigan Messabout
> > this summer.