Let’s Go Rowing!

July 13, 2016 5:55 pm @ 5:55 PM – 7:55 PM
Cinder Pond Marina Boat Ramp
Mattson Park, Lower Harbor, Marquette

We’ll be enjoying this fine Wednesday evening on Lake Superior and you are invited to join the fun.

Meet at the Marquette Yacht Club at 5:55pm.

Our boat has space available for 6 oarswomen and oarsmen. We also have a few seats open for people who do not want to row. The maximum capacity of the boat is 10 people. Kiddos are welcome, provided parents came along with a life jacket that fits said little people.

Our vessel is a 32 feet long Cornish Pilot Gig. A rather historic boat with roots in the early 1800s along the coast of Cornwall England.

These boats were used to transport the local pilot to incoming sailing vessels, as the first gig rowed to the ship offshore earned the job of guiding the vessel through the treacherous shoals of the harbor. The design of this boat evolved over time to be both fast and seaworthy.

Pilot Gigs have been adopted by many youth and adult rowing programs in Europe and the United States today. Including our own boat that was built right here in Marquette.

We’ll be departing from the Marquette Yacht Club at 5:55pm on Wednesday. Please park in the upfront lot, near the Ore Dock. Not the Brewery, but the actual Ore Dock.

Look for the big red boat.

However your evening unfolds, have fun out there!


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