ACCESS: Sail on the Tall Ship Manitou
June 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pmFREE
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Sail on the Tall Ship Manitou! Thanks to a special partnership between Arts for All and the Discovery Center & Pier, and to our generous program supporters, this event is FREE to all attendees! Learn about our Great Lakes ecosystem up-close on this amazing adventure made accessible to all.
Tuesday, June 7th, 9:30am – 12pm
9:30am – Arrive at the Discovery Center. Begin to board the Manitou.
10:00am – The Manitou departs on the sailing adventure around Grand Traverse Bay!
12:00pm – The Manitou returns to the Discovery Pier, unboard.
The Discovery Center & Pier.
Please park behind the Discovery Center & Pier building: 13170 South West Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, 49684
Discovery Pier is located across the street from the building. Please use caution when crossing M-22 and cross ONLY at the crosswalk when traffic clears.
Prepare for the weather – we sail rain or shine!
If it’s cool out, bring a coat. If it’s raining, bring a rain jacket. If your student/child does not have a rain jacket, we can provide them with one during their sail. If it’s sunny out, be sure to wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a sun hat.
If it’s cold out, layer up. If it’s sunny, layer up! The temperature on the ship tends to be 10-20 degrees cooler than the air temperature on land. It’s better to have too many layers that can easily be removed, than too few layers during a cold sail. We recommend students/children at least wear pants, socks, a long-sleeved shirt or sweatshirt, and jacket during their sail.
Wear proper footwear.
Ships are outfitted with many different things that can become toe-stubbing and trip hazards while onboard. We recommend everyone wears closed-toed shoes during your sail, however, sandals with a heel strap are permitted.
Arrive early (at 9:30am).
This will help us ensure that we can leave the dock on time so you and your group can sail for the fully scheduled time.