Here is a selection of photos from the schooner Perception. The board traveled to Martha’s Vineyard in July of 2017 to purchase her, and sailed her for the first time. She was then de-rigged and trucked to Traverse City. Throughout the fall and winter dedicated volunteers worked to upgrade and restore her, and she was launched into the fresh water of Grand Traverse Bay in June of 2018. Our first program with Gold Star Teens took place in Northport in July, and we gave many free sails to veterans at Harbor Days in Elk Rapids. In August we continued crew training and refurbishing, and enjoyed many beautiful sails with new volunteers, friends & family. In September we enjoyed more sails, rescued two kayakers, and gave deck tours and ran a booth at Northport’s Leelanau Uncaged celebration. Perception will be hauled out for the winter on October 16.
From Martha’s Vineyard to Traverse City–Perception Touches Fresh Water for the First Time
Rigging–Remodeling–Gold Star Teens–Veterans’ Sails–Volunteer Sails