Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hailing Port

We have gotten a few questions about our hailing port, Isle Royale, Michigan.

For boats with US documentation, the Coast Guard requires that a hailing port be included in the documents, and displayed on the boat. It can be any US location. We chose Isle Royal because it is a wild and beautiful place, and because it is an interesting and challenging sailing destination. And also because it is a bit quirky, with few (if any) other boats using it.

Isle Royale is part of the State of Michigan, and is located in northern Lake Superior almost at the Canadian border.  It is a US National Park.  There are no permanent residents, but some individuals still have leases that were grandfathered when the National Park was established, and live there during the summer.  Here's a link to the Wikipedia article.

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