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Lake Michigan Cruising




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Antrim County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Charlevoix County
Delta County
Emmet County
Grand Traverse Co.
Leelanau County
Mackinac County
Manistee County
Mason County
Menominee County
Oceana County
Ottawa County
Schoolcraft County
Van Buren County




Map : Michigan DNR



Steve and Candy Morse have produced a very useful video series on cruising the Grand Traverse Bay. The videos are informative, well-produced, and relatively brief. The cover many topics including approaches, harbors, and anchorages within the Bay. The videos can be viewed on their website CRUISING - Grand Traverse Bay


Commerical Cruising Guides

Cruising Clubs

The Great Lakes Cruising Club supports 2,500 members in the U.S. and Canada who have an interest in exploring the 5 Great Lakes and their tributaries.


Public Harbor Reservations

Michigan (DNR) Online Harbor Reservations - note that not all harbors participate in this system.

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