The Dream Begins: From Sailboat Restoration to Family Cruising

Follow our family's adventures as we restore an old sailboat, learn to sail and expand our cruising horizons each day!

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Fall Storms on Lake Michigan

03 November 2009 | Grand Haven, MI
Kevin Walters
Just thought I'd make a quick post to share the stormy fall season on the Lake Michigan. Back on September 28, 2009 we had a major storm come ashore in Grand Haven. The NOAA forecast called for a storm warning with 50kt+ winds and 15-20 foot waves. I don't know the actual wave heights or the wind speeds that day, but I can say that I've never seen more wind or bigger waves on Lake Michigan than I did that day.

Check these videos for a better description than words can provide:



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Vessel Name: Island Bound
Vessel Make/Model: Irwin 28 MkIV
Hailing Port: North Shore Marina, Grand Haven, MI
Crew: Kevin (Captain), Erin (Admiral), Hannah (First Mate), Isabel (Deck Hand)
About: Kevin: Age 34 Erin: Age 33 Hannah: Age 7 Isabel: Age 4
Extra: Follow our family's adventures as we restore an old sailboat, learn to sail and expand our cruising horizons each day! Someday in the not too distant future we intend to cast off the docklines for a VERY long time. Then we'll go where the wind blows...
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The Dream Begins: From Sailboat Restoration to Family Cruising

Who: Kevin (Captain), Erin (Admiral), Hannah (First Mate), Isabel (Deck Hand)
Port: North Shore Marina, Grand Haven, MI