Grand Haven to launch second phase of municipal marina improvements
Written by Muskegon Chronicle   
Sunday, 03 October 2010 15:25
With the aid of a state grant, the city of Grand Haven is planning more improvements to the municipal marina on the Grand River channel.

Julie Beaton, project manager for the city of Grand Haven, said the $994,125 project will be 50 percent funded by the state and the remaining half by the city's marina fund.

Michael Bachus identified as man killed in Manistee County charter boat crash
Written by Grand Rapids Press   
Sunday, 23 May 2010 17:03
A 55-year-old retired Marine Corps sergeant died when the boat he was on sank Saturday morning near the mouth of the Manistee River Channel, according to police.

Manistee resident Michael E. Bachus was one of seven people were on board the Manistee charter boat Kid-A-Gin sometime after 4 a.m. on Saturday in the midst of thick fog when the boat crashed and sank.

Manistee City Police received a 911 call from a passenger on another charter boat saying the vessel hit the south pier.

Coast Guard looking for Lake Erie pirates
Written by WTOL-11   
Thursday, 29 October 2009 14:02
The Ohio Coast Guard is looking for two pirates on Lake Erie.

A man was in his boat on the lake near Cleveland Monday when he says two people pulled up in boat along side him. They robbed him of all his cash, cell phone, keys -- and took his fish.

The Coast Guard is still searching for the pirates.
Boat hits south wall, 3 injured
Written by Ludington Daily News   
Friday, 14 August 2009 11:08
Three men went from boating on Lake Michigan to the hospital after the 17-foot boat they were on crashed into Ludington’s south breakwater Wednesday night.

The accident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. and injured the boat’s owner, Christopher Foster, 48, of Custer, and passengers Russell Valentine, 52, of Pinckney, and Randy Culver, 51 of Hamburg.

Foster and Culver were treated at Memorial Medical Center and released, but Valentine was treated and then transferred to Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon. He was listed in fair condition this morning.


Coast Guard rescues seven people from boat taking on water
Written by Coast Guard News   
Sunday, 26 July 2009 11:55
U.S. Coast Guard Station St. Joseph rescued seven people from a 30-foot Sea Ray taking on water five miles offshore the Pierheads Saturday at approximately 2 p.m.

A Station St. Joseph 47-foot motor lifeboat crew (MLB)  transferred the charter vessel's two captains and five passengers on board shortly before the boat sank.