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East Tawas State Dock
Visitors to the Tawases will find a safe — and breathtakingly beautiful — harbor at the East Tawas State Dock.
The 140-slip marina (60 seasonal and 80 transient slips) is located on Tawas Bay. The first-class marina draws boaters from across the state. Amenities include a boat launch, new toilet / shower building, dock office, playground / park, water, electricity, garbage pick-up and recycling. There's also a swimming beach just south of the dock. But the East Tawas State Dock is more than just a marina — it has become a gathering point for local festivals and events.
The East Tawas State Dock's convenient and scenic location (at the foot of the Newman Street Shopping District in East Tawas) is a natural draw for visitors. “There's 500 feet of dock for visitors to walk along, grab an ice cream and then enjoy the scenery on one of several benches,” said Chuck Allen, park and recreation supervisor for the Tawas Point State Park.
440 S State Street
Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing Inc.
Promoting Community Boat Building, Sailing and Rowing on the Heritage Coast of Michigan
The Heritage-23 (H-23) and the Penobscot-14 (P-14) are available to row. They will be located in slip 102 at the East Tawas State dock and are available for rowers from 5am to 7pm, six days a week. (Wednesday is maintenance day). The H-23 requires a crew of 5 and the P-14 can accommodate a crew of 1, 2 or 3. Membership is easy and inexpensive, but is required for insurance purposes.Rowing Program Info
The Heritage-23 (H-23) and the Penobscot-14 (P-14) are available to sail. They will be located in slip 102 at the East Tawas State dock and are available for rowers from 5am to 7pm, six days a week. (Wednesday is maintenance day). The H-23 requires a crew of 5 and the P-14 can accommodate a crew of 1, 2 or 3. Again, membership is easy and inexpensive, but required for insurance purposes.Sailing Program Info
There are different building programs every year. Examples include: completing the P-14, Summer Oar, Mast, Boom, Yard, and Gaff program; Building a Heritage 23, restore an International 110 and Rebel 16. Membership is easy and for builders, very inexpensive, but required for insurance purposes. Builders are the source of the boats that the program uses.Building Program Info
Tawas Bay J/22 Fleet #44
Sailboat racing on Tawas Bay goes back to the days of the lumber schooners. Our fleet is located at Tawas Bay Yacht Club. Our goal is to promote sailing on Tawas Bay, while also exposing people to the charms of East Tawas and Tawas City. Our fleet hosts a couple of regattas each year, and occasionally (like in 2012) we host a Major championship.
Fleet Captain: Chris PrincingEmail