Schooner Alliance Pier Party

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    Come meet the Great Lakes' newest ally!


    Welcome the schooner Alliance to Suttons Bay! Join us as the schooner Inland Seas sails into Suttons Bay with ISEA’s newly acquired schooner Alliance. Enjoy an afternoon of deck tours, music, and food as we celebrate the schooners that inspire people of all ages to be curious and passionate about protecting the Great Lakes.



    11:00 am – 3:00 pm: Enjoy activities presented by Inland Seas as well as other organizations dedicated to protecting our Great Lakes, and food offerings perfect for a summer day.

    12:00 – 1:00 pm: The schooners arrive at the Inland Seas dock, followed by addresses from ISEA Executive Director Fred Sitkins and our Great Lakes partners.

    1:00 – 3:00 pm: Deck tours will be available to meet the crew and get to know the Schoolships sailing the Great Lakes.


    Home port: Suttons Bay, MI
    Rig: Schooner                      Rig Height: 63′
    Sparred Length: 105′         Sail Area: 2,778 square feet
    Draft: 8′                                 Tons: 51
    Beam: 20′                             Hull: steel

    Built in 1995, also by Treworgy Yachts, the Alliance was originally named the Kathryn B. and sailed as a part of a windjammer fleet in Maine. She was purchased in 2004 and moved to Yorktown, VA and rechristened the Alliance in honor of the American French alliance during the revolutionary war. Inland Seas Education Association acquired Alliance in 2022 as a response to increasing program demand. The name Alliance now represents the many partnerships ISEA has across the Great Lakes that make our work possible.