FERRYSBURG — The Freedom Boat Club of West Michigan, which recently opened at Keenan Marina, offers a way to get out on the water without the hassle of owning, maintaining and storing a vessel.
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office marine division and the Holland Coast Guard Auxiliary is getting ready for summer by hosting a free vessel safety inspection.
“This part of the river is now a concentrated area of lawlessness,” riverfront resident says.
On July 1, David Pike finished his 5,384-mile trip in a dinghy.
Gloomy skies accompanied the annual powerboat rally, Rock the Coast Saturday morning, but the rumble of engines could be heard throughout the area as more than 100 go fast boats paraded out the Grand Haven channel.
Grand Haven City Council had a chance to listen in on the discussions surrounding the controversial move to begin charging boaters to moor along the city’s seawall overnight.
Some of the boaters who tie up to the Grand River seawall in Grand Haven say they’re upset with a recent move to start collecting fees from them.
“Boat traffic in the high-water season has become a problem for us,” Dr. Mark Ivey told the Spring Lake Township Board at a recent meeting.
With the arrival of warmer weather comes the arrival of boating season in West Michigan.
A new study released May 3 by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget has shed new light on what it would take to dredge 23 miles of the Grand River for recreational powerboat use.
Wharf Marina officials say their expansion plan would almost double the Grand Haven facility’s in-out service and winter storage capacity.
The city recently made several atypical accommodations this year as a result of the milder-than-normal winter temperatures.
The city will be one of five Michigan harbors to participate in the state’s new pilot slip-specific reservation program during the 2017 boating season.
As any resident of Michigan can attest, one is never more than 6 miles from a natural water source or more than 85 miles from a Great Lakes shoreline.