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Sailboat Tips on Lake Michigan

A sailboat tipped over Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. on Lake Michigan in-between Epworth and Stearns beach. The boat was a 15 foot Sunfish sailboat. These boats are manufactured to right themselves in the event of a tip, but the Coast Guard told WMOM that in this case the removable keel had fallen out. They speculate this was preventing the boat from being able to readjust automatically. The boater was a 61 year old man visiting from out-of-town. He suffered no injuries. 

Bonfire Tonight at Stearns Park Beach

Photo by Todd and Brad Reed

The Summer’s first free public bonfire will be tonight from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Stearns Park Beach. The Ludington Convention and Visitors Bureau will be hosting a series of 3 bonfires on the last Thursday of each month from now through August. Locals and visitors are welcome to bring chairs and blankets as well as their own food and beverages. The park concession stand will also be open. The bonfire will feature live music from local bands and, of course, a beautiful lake Michigan sunset. 

Veterans Honored With Free Fishing Trip

The Fish On For Freedom charity event kicked off early this morning as 60 veterans shipped off for a free chartered fishing trip. The veterans will return to the harbor around 11:30 a.m. and the public is invited to welcome them back. People are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue and line the harbor to show their support. The welcome party will include free hot dogs, a coast guard fly-over, and an appearance from MSU mascot Sparty. 

Baby Boomers Continue the Motorcycle Accident Trend this Week.

A 63 year old on a motorcycle collided with a 67 year old in a car on US-10 and Pere Marquette. The motorcycle was attempting a left turn headed south, when he collided with the eastbound driver. The motorcyclist who was wearing a helmet was transported to Spectrum Health Medical Hospital while the driver of the car did not seek medical attention. The crash is still under investigation. Both motorcycle accidents from Sunday and today involved baby boomers aged 63 and above. 

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