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Our 27th Year - 2013

Twenty-four years ago a small group of businessmen, in this immediate area, formed what was then named the "Charlevoix County Sailors". Their desire was to teach children to sail during the summer on our Lake Charlevoix. At that time their task was how, where and with whom. The "Why" was very certain, which is the same as it is today.

The Lake Charlevoix Mariners is the fund-raising and direction group supplying boats, equipment, dockage, on shore facilities, and Instructors for the Charlevoix County 4-H Youth Sailing Program.

The LCM is a 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to supporting the development of sailing for children in Charlevoix County.

Our Goal: "To offer students of all levels, a learn-to-sail, learn-to-race, with an on-the-water and classroom approach, providing a safe, informative, and hands-on experience for all the children involved."


Board of Directors:
 Tom Barnes, Ron DeCosse, Keith Attee, Dave Strawbridge,  Steve Hufford, John Kunitzer, Chris Kuhn, Doug Boyer

Michigan State University Extension Charlevoix County 4-H: We are in partnership with the Michigan State University Charlevoix County 4-H Youth Programs, located in Boyne City.

The local staff members are:
Dean Solomon, Leah Herrick, Kim Stevens

The Instruction Staff for the 2013 summer sailing session will be:

Program Leader: Tom Ochs

Lead Instructor: Tanner DePriest and Stephen Degenhardt

Instructors: Jack Hufford, Abbey Barnes

Junior Instructor: Cooper DePriest, Abigail Anderson, and Mac Alexander

Lake Charlevoix Mariners • Michigan State University Extension Charlevoix County • 319B North Lake Street • Boyne City, MI 49712
Phone: 231-582-6232 • email: msue15@msu.edu • website by jbr graphics
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