Join the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan on an exciting sunset sail out of the port of South Haven, Michigan on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Tour the maritime Museum before the 7:30 pm cruise begins. The cost per person for the sail and museum visit is $42. The ship will hold 28 passengers, children four years and older are welcome. Some passengers will be needed to volunteer to help raise and lower the sails during the cruise.
The current Friends Good Will was built in the shipyard of Scarano Boatbuilding, Inc. in Albany, New York and sailed for South Haven, Michigan on August 29, 2004. The original Friends Good Will was built in Michigan at River Rouge in 1810 as a merchant vessel. She was chartered by the federal government in the summer of 1812 to take military supplies to Fort Dearborn, a small military and trading post at what is now Chicago.
She was later captured by the British on a visit to Mackinac Island and was used against the United States in the War of 1812. Friends Good Will then served in the United States Navy, transporting General William Henry Harrison’s troops across Lake Erie in the successful invasion of Southern Ontario. She was driven ashore in a storm south of Buffalo in December 1813. In early January 1814, during efforts to re-launch the ship, the British unceremoniously burned the once-proud vessel during a raid on Buffalo.
To reserve a seat for the sunset cruise CLICK HERE to pay via a credit card or send a check to Howard Poole, 31594 Maple Island Road, Dowagiac, MI 49047. Make the check out to Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan
Notes: No food is allowed on board. Only non-alcoholic beverages in plastic containers–no glass–are allowed. Anti-motion sickness devices will be available in the Museum Gift Shop. We recommend bringing soft drinks or water in unbreakable containers, especially on warm days. Passengers should bring/wear casual attire, rubber-soled shoes, no high heels, light sweater or jacket, as often it is 15-20 degrees cooler out on the lake.
For more information on the cruise contact Howard Poole, 1-269-424-3221 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org