We built her now, follow along as we sail Schooner Huron Jewel.

Where to Stay

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Coming for a sail aboard Schooner Huron Jewel? As Drummond Island is a destination, rather than a place to pass through, there are a lot of fun and interesting activities to enjoy before and after your trip aboard Schooner Huron Jewel. There are so many options, including enjoying the tranquility and … Read More

Quiet Waters Symposium 2019

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Quiet Waters Symposium Saturday, March 2, 20199:00 AM to 5:30 PMMichigan State University Pavilion  |  4301 Farm Lane  |  East Lansing, MIAdults $10.00, Students with I/D $5.00, under 12 free https://www.quietwatersociety.org/what_is_qws.php Come see us at the 2019 Quiet Waters Symposium. We’re excited again to be part of the fun this … Read More

Design Insights

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December 19, 2018  With the New Year upon us we are finalizing our 2019 sailing calendar and hope to have it online soon. Again we’ll be offering our two- and four-hour trips along with our popular and special Two-Day Around Drummond trip. We hope to put on the schedule for … Read More

11 Knots!

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September 21, 2018 Sailing the Dream! We have been busy sailing, mostly in Potagannissing Bay (full name: Bootaagan-mnising Bay, meaning Mill (Drummond) Island Bay) and the St. Marys River by DeTour Village. There is still plenty of rigging work underway, though we have been flying a spinnaker from time to … Read More

Northern Michigan in Focus: Schooner Huron Jewel Video

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VIDEO August 29, 2018   The third week of August Corey and Stephanie Adkins of 9 & 10 News came up to Drummond to do a story about Schooner Huron Jewel. The video can be seen at https://www.9and10news.com/2018/08/29/northern-michigan-in-focus-schooner-huron-jewel/ And if you’re interested in sailing with us check out all the sailing … Read More

Sailing at last

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August 21, 2018 Sailing at last! After being at Nate’s Marina, thanks to Gordy Mackay and Rich Curtis, we got more carpentry work done and the lead ballast bricks in, which meant that the masts and rigging could then be put on. Josh Baareman of L & B Builders did … Read More

Masts

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July 22, 2018 Well, after the launch we have continued to keep busy! We moved her with the help of some friends from Yacht Haven to Nate’s Marina so we could finish fitting her out. It’s been nice to be working outside in the sunshine and fresh air at Nate’s … Read More

Christening Schooner Huron Jewel Video

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VIDEO June 23, 2018 The schooner was launched and floating properly at Drummond Island Yacht Haven’s marina on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate with us as we formally named her Huron Jewel. And if you’re interested in sailing with us check out … Read More

Painting and more

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May 26, 2018 This last month has been kind of a blur and the speed is picking up. With the ship’s wheel all complete (thanks, Judge) we mounted the wheelbox permanently and I installed the hydraulic helm. It’s a variable-displacement pump that the wheel mounts on, with copper lines to … Read More

Building Schooner Huron Jewel Video

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VIDEO March 4, 2018 Many folks have come by the boat house at various times to see the different stages of the building of Schooner Huron Jewel. Others follow this blog or our articles in the monthly newspaper Drummond Island Digest. For those who are new to our project or … Read More

Schooner Christening Celebration

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Schooner Huron Jewel Christening Celebration Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 AM to 5 PM with Lawn Concert at 7 PM At the Drummond Island Yacht Haven Marina Free Evening concert: Suggested donation – Adults $10.00, Students $5.00, under 5 free Brought to you by DI Tall Ship Company, Drummond Island Tourism Association, and … Read More

Quiet Waters Symposium 2018

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Quiet Waters Symposium Saturday, March 3, 2018 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM Michigan State University Pavilion  |  4301 Farm Lane  |  East Lansing, MI Adults $10.00, Students with I/D $5.00, under 12 free https://www.quietwatersociety.org/what_is_qws.php We recently learned about the Quiet Water Society and the annual symposium that these like-minded folks … Read More

Busy at the boat house

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June 22, 2017 June has been busy like May was. The warmer weather and longer days have helped with the schooner project, though we have to watch the mixed epoxy a little closer and spread it out more quickly, because it cures faster with the warmer temperature. Often we are … Read More

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