By Patrick Livingston
For the past decade, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant and the Huron Clinton Metroparks have been collaborating to invite the public to explore the natural wonders of Lake Erie and the Detroit River.
Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience and learn about the Great Lakes on the Great Lakes!
Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers and history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration and wind, waves and water — and more, depending on the theme.
Through August 22, participants will be able to choose from 20 themed cruises including voyages around Bob-lo and Sugar Islands, navigation and nature after dark, meteorology, music on the water, the Livingstone Channel, underwater archeology, and a journey through the Straits.
There are more than 20 themes to choose from. Most cruises range from 2.5 hours to 4 hours on the water and range in price from $15-$30 per person. Ages six and older are welcome aboard. All August cruises depart from the Marina at Lake Erie Metropark in Brownstown Twp. near Trenton.
For more info and tickets go to www.discoverycruises.org.
– Photos: Michigan State University
– Reprinted with permission from Daily Detroit