Boating part of the “Bloodline” for Elmhurst’s Hansmann family

Five family members and three generations of the Hansmann family completed the 108th Race to Mackinac this summer. When it came time to name his newest boat, John Hansmann had little trouble coming up with a moniker. There really was only one choice for a boat co-owned by Hansmann, his brother,

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Cruising Guide to the Apostle Islands

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore oggers visitors the chance to explore sea caves, tour lighthouses,hike, camp and cruise around 21 islands in the northern portion of Lake Superior in Wsconsin  (published July 2015) Our sailing adventure began at a local diner in our small town in central Illinois. My wife

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My First Sea Story

An educational voyage on Lake Superior creates lasting memories  (published May 2014) “Now Mother Nature’s just being bitchy,” I joked as the rain changed to sleet while we were motoring down the Portage River in the Keweenaw Waterway. We had just completed our first overnight on Lake Superior as She

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