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Marilyn Kinsey

Marilyn Kinsey has nearly a lifetime of sailing experience, much of which involved exploring Green Bay and Northern Lake Michigan from her home port in Escanaba, Michigan. Marilyn is the Port Captain for Escanaba Harbor, M-101.

Marilyn Kinsey and her husband, Glen Brown, moved to Escanaba in the Fall of 1983.  A friend loaned them a Catalina 24 to use for the 1984 summer. 

In 1985 they bought a Cape Dory 28 “HopeWell” docked on the South wall – wet grass getting to the boat, and hauled out at the Escanaba Marina slip.  In 1986 the City Marina railroad jammed and closed when we were at the haulout, ready for winterizing.  Dan Branson hauled the boat out at Vinette Boatworks, where they have since stored our boat every winter.

When the Escanaba Marina built new 35’ slips, they bought and sailed a 35 foot Wauquiez Pretorien “Paragon” from 1987 to 1997.  

They wanted to explore more of the Great Lakes, and decided to buy a Jarvis Newman 46’ trawler, finished at Lyman-Morse “Tamassa”.  They brought her from Boston “Constitution Marina” via the Canadian Trent Severn canal to the Straits of Mackinaw and home. 

Following Glen's retirement in 2004, they wanted to return to sailing.  they sold Tamassa, and delivered her, down bound via the entire Erie Canal to new owner on Nantucket Island. In 2005 they purchased their present boat “Adena,” a Bristol 35.5c 

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