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St. Joseph in Berrien County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Recreational Boating

 
 
Recreational Boating Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 26, 2013
1. Recreational Boating Marker
Inscription. Whether paddling a canoe, riding a riverboat, or sailing a yacht, pleasure boating has always been a favorite St. Joseph activity. Recreational boating has remained popular due to well-stocked fishing grounds and accessible private and city marinas. Harbor dredging and the safety provided by the Coast Guard further benefit boaters.

Canoeists and kayakers, motor boaters and sailors continue to enjoy the river and lake. The St. Joseph River Yacht Club, founded in 1913, hosts social and competitive sailing events. Youth sailing programs help carry on local recreational boating traditions.

(Upper Left Photo Caption)
Happ's Livery, 1890s. Boat liveries offered everyone access to the river and lake by renting small rowing and sailing craft.
Photo: The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center

(Upper Right Photo Caption)
View of the St. Joseph harbor showing the St. Joseph River Yacht Club (center) and adjacent city marina, 2006.
Photo: Ames Multi-Image

(Lower Photo Caption)
St. Joseph's lighthouses provide a picturesque backdrop for a sailing regatta, 1983.
Photo: The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
 
Erected by City of St. Joseph, The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, and the Public History Program at Western
Recreational Boating and Commercial Shipping Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 26, 2013
2. Recreational Boating and Commercial Shipping Markers
Michigan University.
 
Location. 42° 6.716′ N, 86° 28.82′ W. Marker is in St. Joseph, Michigan, in Berrien County. Marker can be reached from Water Street east of State Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Joseph MI 49085, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commercial Shipping (here, next to this marker); Shipbuilding in the Twin Cities (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Lighthouse Supply Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Joseph Maritime Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); Boatbuilding Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Joseph River Swing Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commercial Fishing (about 400 feet away); Creating a Harbor (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Joseph.
 
More about this marker. The marker is the eighth of 12 interpretive signs along the St. Joseph Maritime Heritage Trail.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These are the markers of the St. Joseph Maritime Heritage Trail. To study the markers in their order along the trail, read each marker in the order
Happ's Livery, 1890s image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 26, 2013
3. Happ's Livery, 1890s
Close-up of Image on Marker
shown.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
St. Joseph Harbor, 2006 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 26, 2013
4. St. Joseph Harbor, 2006
Close-up of Image on Marker
Sailing Regatta, 1983 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 26, 2013
5. Sailing Regatta, 1983
Close-up of Image on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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