Let’s Go Rowing and Watch the Sunset

June 18, 2016 8:08 pm @ 8:08 PM – 11:08 PM
Presque Isle Upper Harbor Beach

We’ll be enjoying the sunset on Lake Superior and you are invited to join the fun.

Meet at Presque Isle Beach at 8:08pm on Saturday the 18th.

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 11 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, named Lark, which was built over 5 years by dedicated members of our Marquette community.

This particular boat design has historic roots way back to the early 1800s along the coast of southwestern coast of England. These boats were used to transport the local pilot to incoming sailing vessels, as the first boat 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 generations 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.

Meet us at the Presque Isle Beach at 8:08pm on Saturday. Looks for the big red boat on the beach.

However your evening unfolds, have fun out there!


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