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Maritime Heritage Alliance




In fall 2008, the Maritime Heritage Alliance acquired the 1968 Concordia-built cutter, CHAMPION. Mr. Henry Barkhausen, of Harbor Springs, MI donated the vessel for the purpose of providing educational sail training opportunities to the greater Northwest Michigan community, and specifically for use in a new sailing program for at-risk youth.

At 39 feet long, built of wood, and traditionally rigged, CHAMPION is perfectly sized to be manageable by a small crew, yet large enough to offer a true sense of power under sail. She is maintained to the highest standards by a dedicated group of volunteers to be safe, strong, and beautiful for all who have the privilege of sailing her.

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Maritime Heritage Alliance
13268 S West Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684