The Huron Jewel, a beauty of a 78 foot tall ship returns to Beaver Island Municipal Marina, Saturday, July 18 in the afternoon and will offer deck tours Saturday and Sunday.
Under state guidelines for protection against the virus, guests will be allowed in limited and safe numbers to board the ship that Hugh and Julie built over the last several years.
Sponsored in part by the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce, the tours offer visitors a glimpse of old-time sailing on the high seas, using wind and water.
The Huron Jewel was sponsored in a previous year by the Beaver Island Historical Society as part of a Pirate Party held at the marina and many residents and tourists enjoyed the visit. The company normally offers destination sailing trips, weddings and other adventures.
This year, Hugh and crew are offering a Boat Buddy program to create awareness and raise fund. Anyone can buy a ticket to send a “Boat Buddy” on a sail aboard the ship. For the price of the ticket, your “Boat Buddy” completes the trip, and you get daily photos plus your buddy comes back with a t-shirt and bandana souvenirs.
Everyone is invited to come down Saturday afternoon or Sunday, times are not set just yet so call the Chamber of Commerce for more information or contact the Huron Jewel at ditallship.com. Chamber 231-448-2505
If you want to come by with proper PPE, we are happy to give deck tours at the dock, for a suggested donation of $5 per person. No mask? No worries - Schooner Huron Jewel bandannas are available for sale at the schooner.