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The public is invited to the christening celebration of Schooner Huron Jewel on June 23, 2018 from 10am-5pm at Drummond Island Yacht Haven.

DRUMMOND, Michigan, May 16, 2018 – Schooner Huron Jewel, a custom-built gaff rigged schooner, is set to launch on Drummond Island, Michigan in northern Lake Huron, this June. There will be a free public christening celebration on June 23 at the Drummond Island Yacht Haven.

No strangers to the world of tall ships, Captain Hugh and Julie Covert began the construction of Huron Jewel in 2016. The Covert’s have dedicated their lives, life savings, and passion to the construction of this 78 foot schooner for the past two years.



Set to launch early June and scheduled to be christened on June 23, Huron Jewel will be the newest tall ship on the Great Lakes. Built for speed and shallow waters, she will have the unique ability to sail extremely close to shore allowing for optimal viewing of the coastline and wildlife.

The final touches are underway so Huron Jewel will be ready for her christening party on June 23, 2018 at Drummond Island Yacht Haven. Festivities at the celebration will include music by Lee Murdock, balladeer of the Great Lakes, deck tours and sailing trips, a schooner-sized photo booth, book signing by Ron Rademacher of Michigan Back Roads book series, knot tying, food, vendors, and more! The christening of Huron Jewel will take place at high noon with remarks by Judge Michael MacDonald. Then at 7 pm all attendees are invited to come back with a blanket or lawn chair for a lawn concert by Lee Murdock, suggested donation of $10, $5 for students, under 5 free.

A variety of sailing adventures – day sails, 2-day around Drummond trips, special events, and private charters are now able to be booked online through Capt. Hugh and Julie’s new business, Drummond Island Tall Ship Company. For more information, please visit their website at www.ditallship.com.

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Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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