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Here is whats going on.

Boat Meet Ups / Making Michigan Great Boat Cruises/ Underwater Robotics, Highlight 1st Muskegon Boat Time August 15-21

August 1, 2011
By: Muskegon Boat Time Staff
Muskegon Lake Effect Celebration and Boat Time Press Release

The Muskegon Lake Effect Celebration and Boat Time invites all to the Muskegon area for some boating fun! “We don't need special concerts, or carnivals, to enjoy.  We are effected by natural fun of the Lake. Let's celebrate summer in true Muskegon style, on the Lake, "Dockin at the Dunes" on Saturday, August 20 and "Packin the Pier" on Sunday, August 21, commented Roger Zuidema Boat Time promoter. 

Muskegon will open it’s boating "Arms" to all, as boaters experience Muskegon Lake and the channel connections to Lake Michigan and Bear Lake. “I can’t think of another port where you can cruise by a vintage submarine, USS Silversides, ride past the Milwaukee Clipper, the Queen of the Great Lakes, and see the LST 393 a historic WW II cargo vessel”, said Zuidema.  “The Lake Express, Muskegon to Milwaukee Car Ferry, is a sight to see as it navigates to the dock. You just can’t help but wave to the visitors aboard.”

Many maritime businesses are planning special events (see list below) and charters including the Muskegon Charter Fishing Association offering the"Lake Effect Fishing Deal."  With purchase of a 5 hour fishing charter for up to 6 people, you will receive 6 hours of fishing.  

The Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum will offer an underwater robotics Remotely Operated Vehicle (R.O.V.) program where people can experience how to build and operate an underwater robot.

GVSU will host two days of Making Lake Michigan Great - Educational Cruise and Research Expedition (Tuesday, August 16 and Friday August 19) around Muskegon Lake on the W. G. Jackson out to Lake Michigan to test water quality to learn about the condition of the lake.  Participants take water samples, testing quality in a number of ways - sediment, alkalinity, pH, conductivity, turbidity, dissolved oxygen and plankton.

“Water quality isn’t just one thing,” said Dr. Janet Vail, research scientist.  “It’s a wide range of variables that make up the whole.  We invite the public to take advantage of this expedition adventure.  Enjoy a time out on the Lake doing hands-science and seeing the restoration projects happening in Muskegon Lake.”

The boating expedition is available for ages 10 and up, and an adult must accompany minors. These free cruises are being funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through EPA's Great Lakes National Program Office. To sign up visit

Boaters are called to join the fun by showing off their boats and experiencing the effect of the lake with two special boat meet ups.
"Rockin and Dockin at the Dunes, Flag Show Off - Saturday, August 20"
Click Link above for facebook invite.
Muskegon Lake Dune Area located on the west side of the lake just north of the channel, comes alive with boaters having fun with family and friends. Bring your school or club flags and be proud during the Flag Show-off either on the water or up the dune.  The in water drop off allows all types of boats to join the fun.  Sailboats often anchor just off-shore, while cigar boats and pontoons get real close.  Invite your friends and enjoy the Lake Effect while showing your colors.  We won’t be surprised if a few fight songs breakout.

"Packin the Pier Muskegon Boat Record Attempt - Sunday, August 21"

Click Link above for facebook invite.
The South Breakwater cove is one more great place to enjoy boating fun.  Anchor in the Lovin Arms of Muskegon.  We welcome boaters for the 2011 "Packin the Pier" Anchor in the Arms boat meet up. Let's break the record of 52 boats in the south cove at 3pm.  Come join the fun and don't forget to blow your horn when the Lake Express comes in around 4pm.  Just a short walk from the breakwater is CJ’s on the Beach, if you’re looking for some food and beverage.  Also, don’t forget about Muskegon’s famous boater friendly restaurants, all with boat docks.   Enjoy Dockers Fish House, Lake House Waterfront Grille, and Bear Lake Tavern

Muskegon Boat Time Happenings:
($) Bear Lake Tavern  (Land & Boater Fun)
(Everyday) Head to the Bear lake Channel and just under the bridge you will find docks for the Bear Lake Tavern.  Enjoy a mix of food especially the Planked Whitefish a BLT and boater favorite. Saturday and Sunday Breakfast 9am-1pm.

($) Blufftopia Sailing Charters (Lake Fun,  Reservation Needed)
(All week) Blufftopia charters invites you out on Lake Michigan for a summer memory you won’t soon forget! Basic cruises are 3-4 hours and include bottled water and snacks.  Additional food and beverage available from our captain/chef. From simple finger food to a gourmet anniversary dinner, we can do it all.  Contact Blufftopia for dates and times and pray for wind Captain Jack. Call (231) 759-2316

($) Captain Jack's on the Beach Happy Hour (Land & Boaters Event)
Everyday) 6-9PM Anchor your boat in the south breakwater cove and take a short walk to Captain Jack’s for some fun on the deck.  Sunset Drink Specials daily. 

(Free) Captain Jack's Catamaran Sailing Regatta: Sailing on Lake Michigan. (Land and Lake Fun) A Catamaran Racing Association of Michigan sponsored event.
Aug 20 Sat and Aug 21 Sunday 8:30 - 9:30am Registration, 9:30am Skipper's Meeting, 10:30 am Sailing. Come on down to the South Breakwater Beach area and watch the Catamarans participate in the Catamaran Regatta.  Bring your cameras, a great time to take some photos.

($) Dockers Fish House and Tiki Bar Boaters Party (Land & Boaters Fun)
Aug 19 Fri  7-11pm Travis Atkinson at the famous Tiki Bar. No Cover charge. Boaters docks available on an a first come first serve basis. All Day Every Day at the Bar Top! 8oz Prime Rib, 3pcs Lake Perch and Choice of Side $9.99
Aug 20 Sat. 7-11pm   Brett Mitchell & the Giant Ghost at the famous Tiki Bar. 
Aug 21 3-7pm  Sunday Funday: Don Middlebrook: Living Soul  (231) 755-0400

($) Great Lakes Navel & Maritime Museum and USS Silversides Tour. (Land Fun)
(All week) Tour through the Great Lakes Maritime Museum, USS Silversides and USCGC McLane. Tours are allowed to go inside both vessels and see most of the major compartments inside.  Price Adults $15, Seniors $12.50, Kids $10.50  Call (231) 755-1230

($) Great Lakes Navel & Maritime Museum ROV Program. (Land Fun)
(Aug 16 Tues and Aug 19 Fri The Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum will offer an underwater robotics Remotely Operated Vehicle (R.O.V.) program where people can experience how to build and operate an robot. Cost is $10, and sign ups can be made at

(Free) Tues, Aug 16 and Friday, Aug 19  GVSU Making Lake Michigan Great / Educational Cruise (Lake Fun, Reservations needed)
Leaving: Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum
1346 Bluff Street, Muskegon, MI 49441                                      
Time:  10-11:30am, 12:30-2pm and 2:30-4:00pm. For reservation visit

($) Harbour Towne Yacht Club / Dingy Poker Run  (Boat Fun)
Aug 20 Sat  A Muskegon Lake tradition.  Inflatable dingys are invited for a full day of fun on the water.  9:30-10:30am—Continental Breakfast & Bloody Mary Bar, 10:30am—Captain’s Meeting, 11:00am—Departure to various points on Muskegon Lake, 12:30-1:30pm—Lunch at Great Lakes Marina, 4:00pm—Finish at HTYC. All poker hands must be turned in by 4pm to be scored! 5:00-10:00pm—Dinner at the club 7:00-11:00pm— Live Music with the Swinging Stem Cells band

(Free) Lake Express Welcome  (Land and Boat Fun)
4pm Approximate arrival.   Meet at the channel and welcome the visitors from the west with the waving of hands and flags. Go ahead make a fool of yourself, blow your horn and enjoy.

($) Lake House Waterfront Grille:  A part of the Shoreline Inn Complex 
Boaters Lunch Buffet (Land & Boater Fun)
(Aug 15-19)  11:30am-1:30pm Lunch Buffet.  By land or lake cruise to the Lake House Grille for a great lunch. A delicious array of soups, salads pizzas and sandwiches are sure to please. Call (231) 722-4461
Boaters Happy Hour (Land & Boater Fun)
(Aug 15-19)  Mon-Fri 3-6pm Happy Hour 
Live Entertainment (Land & Boater Fun)
(Aug 15 Mon, Aug 17 Wed, Aug 18 Thur 6:30-9:30pm )  Call (231) 722-4461

($) LST 393 Tours (Lake Fun)
(All week) The LST 393 Veterans Museum is proud to open this historic warship and nationally renowned veterans museum for public tours. 10am to 5pm  Adults $6  Students $4  Under 5 FREE  Contact (231) 722-4730

($) Milwaukee Clipper Tours. (Lake Fun)
(Sat and Sun August 20-21)  Tour the Queen of the Great Lakes. Saturdays and Sundays only, 1 PM to 5 PM.
Adults $7.00, Students $5.00, under 5 FREE  

($) Muskegon Charter Boat Fishing Charters. (Lake Fun, Reservation Needed)
(All week) Lake Effect Boat Time and Muskegon Charter Fishing Association is please to offer the "Lake Effect Fishing Deal."  With purchase of a 5 hour fishing charter for up to 6 people, you will receive 6 hours of fishing. Morning, and afternoon trips available. Make your boat time special and experience the thrill of Lake Michigan Salmon Fishing.  Register at  Limited Charters available so make your reservations soon. 

($) Muskegon Yacht Club Youth Sailing School. (Lake Fun, Reservation Needed)
(All week) Come learn how to sail with the expert teachers from Muskegon Yacht Club.  Sailing basics and safety will be taught as you enjoy some fun on the lake.  Register by calling Muskegon Yacht Club at (231) 755-1414.  Class size is limited so sign-up soon.  Sailing School Monday, August 15 - Friday, August 19  Beginning Sailing - $90 • Intermediate Sailing $112.

($) Port City Princess Site-seeing & Sunset Cruise, German Fest Dinner Cruise (Lake Fun, Reservations needed)
(All week) No Boat?  The Port City Princess, the only cruise boat on Muskegon Lake, is your fun boat.  Cruise times are 2-3:30pm daily for the site-seeing cruise ($20), 7-9pm Sunset Cocktail Cruise ($35) and the 7:30-10:30pm German Fest Party Cruise ($52) on Saturday, August 20.  Tickets available at 231-728-8387 / 1-800-853-6311

($) Terrace Pointe Marina/Shoreline Inn Boat Rentals (Lake Fun, Reservations needed)
(All week) Rent a brand new 20', 60hp, 9 person Pontoon boat at the Shoreline Inn. Take the family out and enjoy Muskegon Lake...$100 for one hour, $180 for two hours including gas.

($) Torresen Marine's Sailing Experience (Lake Fun, Reservations needed)
(All week) Take a sailing cruise on Muskegon Lake and experience the Lake Effect for a three hour adventure. Sunset time available. $75 per person with a minimum of two people and a maximum of six people. Call (231)759-8596 for reservations and booking information.