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August 2004
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News from the Townships

AmVets Fishing Tournament Scheduled for September 11th-12th

Staff Changeover at Beaver Island Community School

Fourth of July Golf Tournament a Big Hit

Marching in the Rain: A Forth of July few will forget

Dedicating the Town Clock

On This Date

Shipping out the Logs

Concert on the Harbor

Sunset Picnic August 15th

Inland Seas Kayaking Inland Seas Eco-Tours

Art Show Success highlights Museum Week

A Wedding on the Beach

Volleyball Camp

Boyne Thunder Poker Race to Beaver

Recreation Resource Project Special Summary Report

One Hundred Years Ago

Sky Divers Return

Livingstone Studio's Meet the Artist

BIRHC Fashion Tea at Deerwood

B.I. Christian Church celebrates 41 years, honors Greggs

Camp Quality on Beaver

Trouble with the Bridge

BIRHC Benefit Dinner September 17th at Nina's

Go Wendy!


Racing to Beaver

Just before noon on Saturday, July 17th, a fortnight after some Charlevoix sailboats raced to our Harbor’s buoy, circled it, and raced back, seven 100 mph+ power boats survived 6' waves (which turned over a 20’ boat in Grand Traverse Bay) to complete a race from Northport to “Beaver and Back.”

Over 20 boats set out, but when the anticipated one- to two-foot waves turned out to be six-footers, most turned back. The first two to collect their tokens in the Harbor from Sheriff Jim Campbell and Chamber Director Steve West (who is working to make Beaver a destination for future races) were Fountains, followed by an Apache and a Baja.

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