Photography by Toni Lankerd
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The summer months along the lakeshore is a busy time for all. There are too many events and festivals to mention, so I'll just include a chosen few. My personal favorite is the "Smoke on the Water Poker Run", a very special event that consists of power boats stopping at different ports to pick up playing cards towards a winning poker hand. The run is held yearly to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation.

Some of the other events include the Muskegon Air Fair, an annual sand sculpture contest, and the Coast Guard Festival, which includes a parade and live music performed for the last 10 years by Inkapirka. The highlight of the parade is, like every year before, the Scottville Clown band. You have to see them to believe it, and yes....they really know their stuff! The CG Festival also brings visits from Coast Guard vessels stationed in other cities on the Great Lakes. This was the last year for the CG cutter Mackinaw, at least as an active ship. Commissioned on December 20, 1944 as the biggest ice breaker on the Great Lakes, the Mighty Mac is being decommissioned and replaced.

Copyright © 2009 Toni Lankerd
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Launch
The Launch

CloseupBoat
Closeup

Performance Group
Performance Group

Idling Boat
Idling

Renegade
Renegade

Performance Group
Performance

Smoke on the Water
Smoke On the Water

Skater
Skater

Sand Sculpture
Makings of a Sculpture

Beach
The Beach

Clowns
Clowning Around

Clowns
Play for me

Jaime
Flutes

Patricio
Smiles

Jaime
Concentration

Patricio
Concentration

Helicopter
HH-65A Dolphin

CG Cutter
The Bristol Bay

CG Cutter
Acacia

CG Cutter
Mackinaw

Blue Angels
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Blue Angels
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Blue Agels
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Blue Angels
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Blue Angels
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Blue Angels
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Blue Agels
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Blue Angels
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