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August 2002
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A Schooner Appears: the Sailing Vessel Denis Sullivan

The Water is Wide - Beaver Islanders still making a living off Lake Michigan

Beaver Island meets the Michigan Land Use Institute

The Good Ship Grande Mariner

The Amvets March On

The Arrival of the Camp Quality Kids

Money and space Challenge Rural Health

A Local Poet Steps Forward

Preserving the Whiskey Point Light

The Way it Was: Christadelphians inthe Woods

News from the Townships

What's New with Beaver Island Internet

Museum Week

The Mother of all Tugs

The Fourth of July

The Adventures of Gray Wolf

The Cull Reunion

Readers' Favorite Recipes

On This Date

Johann S. Bach comes to Beaver Island

The Community House
Project achieves Major Milestone

A Possible Partnership between PABI and the C of C

Weather or Not

New Owners Jeff and Bill Cashman

Classified Ads

The Mother of all Tugs

Early in the morning of Sunday, July 28th, the mother of all tugs limped into Paradise Bay, broken down and escorted by a smaller tug from the same line. The Barbara Andrie, owned by the Andrie Marine Transportation and Construction Company of Muskegon (known all over the world for cement, oil, and steel transport, harbor development, shoreline protection, and underwater pipeline installation), is 120' long and develops 3,400 horsepower, but all that size and power did not help her in the face of a mechanical breakdown. Nor was her proud boast ("My sister ship won the 1998 International Tugboat Race in the Detroit River!"), or the fact that she is named after the owner of the company, any help. When she broke down, she was as helpless as any other disabled craft yet she looked so very powerful when tied off at the end of the ferry dock.

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