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Maritime Heritage Alliance

Community and Heritage Sails

Complimentary sails on Madeline

Maritime Heritage Alliance offers complimentary sails to individuals (Heritage Sails) and non-profit groups (Community Sails) on certain afternoons and evenings when our Tall Ship Madeline is in home port and is available. This is our way of saying "thank you" to the Grand Traverse community for your support.

Heritage Sails

Madeline Heritage Sails are without charge and open to the general public as follows:

  • An individual may sign up to four persons per season.
  • Children 10 years of age and under must bring their own Coast Guard approved, child's size PFD to be worn at all times when onboard.
  • Each child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is not a crew member for that sail.
  • All guests will be required to sign the MHA Release from Liability form at the time of the sail. Release forms for passengers under 18 years old must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Free parking is available in the MHA lot across from Madeline's harbor on M-22 in Greilickville.

How to schedule your sail 

Requests to attend a Heritage Sail will not be accepted until our sail schedule is published. Reservations can be made for a maximum of groups of 4.  Public response is so overwhelming that requests must be submitted via email to ensure reservations are responded to first come- first serve. No reservations are accepted via phone or voicemail. Only reservation requests submitted via email to maritimeheritagealliance@gmail.com once the schedule has been publicized will be honored, dependent on availability. 

  • your name
  • your phone number and email address
  • name of guest(s)
  • two or three possible dates (from those listed as Heritage Sails on the calendar), as some sails will fill up and you may be assigned to a group


Community Sails

Community Sails are offered to regional non-profit groups and are limited to 19 guests. To be put on a waiting list, send a letter of request on your non-profit organization’s letterhead addressed to:

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



2018 C&H Sails

The 2018 sail schedule will be released to the media and posted on the MHA calendar once it is available mid-summer.


Click below to view the MHA calendar: 




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