In my opinion Eldean's Ship Yard in Holland Michigan is one of the finest marinas on the Great Lakes. Beautiful, clean facilities, wonderful maintained gardens, extremely clean showers, club house, pool , hot tubs, laundry, you name it they got it. Along with a very tentative staff, ship's store, and full service yard with haul out, repairs, and mast services. There is nothing that Eldean's is lacking.
From Milwaukee its about 75 miles if I am not mistaken.
That is a nice long sail, (we routinely sail between Holland and Chicago.)
The Michigan Side of Lake Michigan is in complete contrast to the Illinois Wisconsin shore. On the Michigan side you will have more of a wilderness feel to it. Gone are the rocky shorelines and high rocky bluffs, instead you will fine lots of wilderness, forests, dunes, and miles upon miles of white sand beaches. I'm sure you experienced some of that on your trip to Muskegon.
Holland and Eldean's is not a port or stop over of any conveniences to local shopping and eating. There is a very fine restaurant; The Piper, on the marina grounds, but you are approximately 4 miles from town and shopping.
Do your provisioning at South Haven (another fine Port of Call on the Michigan side that I recommend you add to your itinerary) than head on up to Eldean's for a relaxing good time. You will not be disappointed.
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Last edited by sailortjk1; 12-06-2008 at 08:11 AM.