Follow along as we build the Schooner Huron Jewel

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 9 & 10 News featured Schooner Huron Jewel for one of their “Northern Michigan in Focus” segments.   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 … 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 Christening of Schooner Huron Jewel. Photo by Richard “Dock” Borth 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. … 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

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