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January 28, 2018

The Record Eagle spotlights MHA's crew training and upcoming Open House.

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April 20, 2017

Madeline Mate, Nancy Thornton, was interviewed by Vic McCarty about what it takes to sail as crew aboard Madeline, and how the public can participate as well.

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Mar 5, 2014

An article in today's Ticker states that the request for MHA's proposed use of the TCLP's old coal dock property on M-22 for a fundraiser was denied by the TC City Commission.

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Mar 3, 2014

A proposed June 20 fundraiser at the old coal dock in Greilickville for MHA's SAIL Champion program will be discussed at tonight's TC City Commission meeting. Will it be more "festival fatigue" for Traverse City?  An article in The Ticker today has more.

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Feb 22, 2014

MHA Vice President, Rod Jones is quoted in today's Record Eagle in an article titled "Fundraiser at the coal dock?" 

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Feb 18, 2014

Editorial in today's Record-Eagle spotlights the Discovery Center Great Lakes' proposal in  "TC can help nonprofits transform Coal Dock"

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Feb 12, 2014

MHA is mentioned in The Ticker's article about "Festival Fallout." The TC City Commission has voted to raise permit fees for the Open Space, which impacts MHA's plans for a Schooner Fest in September 2014.

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Feb 11, 2014

TC City Commission and Traverse City Light & Power advance the discussion of the disposition of TCLP's former Coal Dock property on M-22 at meeting last night as reported in today's Record-Eagle.

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Feb 10, 2014

The TC City Commission and Traverse City Light & Power's meeting to discuss the disposition of TCLP's former Coal Dock property on M-22 is featured in today's Record-Eagle.

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Jan 26, 2014

Loraine Anderson of the Traverse City Record-Eagle writes " Maritime Alliance reprises sea shanties" in today's Northern Living section.

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Jan 10, 2014

Lynn Geiger writes about the Traverse City Light & Power's old Coal Dock property on M-22 in Greilickville where Maritime Heritage Alliance harbors its boats.

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Fall 2013

Great Lakes Boat Building School's Fall 2013 newsletter, Stem2Stern features an article on Page 6 titled, "A Graduation for the History Books,"  about the June 6, 2013 graduation at which Matthew Stackpole was the guest speaker. The article mentions Maritime Heritage Alliance's participation in the restoration of the Charles W. Morgan whaling ship in Mystic, CT through its construction of spars for the whaleboat built by the graduating class at GLBBS.

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Fall 2013

The journal of the Traditional Small Craft Association (TSCA), The Ash Breeze, features an article on Page 3 written by Pete Mathews titled, "Oars for a Whaleboat."  Maritime Heritage Alliance's construction of the spars for GLBBS's whaleboat for the Charles W. Morgan is mentioned.

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Sept/Oct 2013

Matthew P. Murphy, editor, Wooden Boat magazine, (pp. 20-21) wrote about MHA's Champion and its program for youth. 


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Aug 14, 2013



July 8, 2013 

Karin Beery, Grand Traverse Insider Sail Champion program


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Feb 3, 2013

Longtime MHA member and master builder, Bob Core, crew training coordinator, Laura Quackenbush, and MHA board president, Rod Jones, were featured in the Sun. Feb. 3, 2013 "Northern Living" section of the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

May 2005

Read about the launch of the Welcome in June 2005.


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