Cedarville MI

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Cedarville, MI

Lat: 45° 59.7   Long: 084° 21.587

 

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: Village
  • Monitors VHF: 16
  • Charts: NOS 14881/885
  • Customs: No
  • Coast Guard
  • Transient Docking
  • Anchorage
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Potable Water
  • Pump Out
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Repair Services
  • Provisions
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital/Clinic
  • Banks/ATM
  • Restaurants/Pubs
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • Amenities
  Important Numbers

Area Code906
Emergency911
Police(906) 643-7582
Hospital(906) 635-4460
Pharmacy(906) 484-3355

DISTANCES


Harbor Distance (nm) Harbor Distance (nm)
Hessel, MI 6 W De Tour Village, MI 24 E
St. Ignace, MI 24 SW Little Current, ON 94 E
Mackinac City, MI 27 SW Tobermory ON 135 SE

DESCRIPTION


Cedarville, Mi is the center for the Les Cheneaux islands area. This is an absolutely beautiful area that attracts sailors from all over. The roots of the community go back to the 1880's and the lumbering industry. By the late 1800's, people began coming here in numbers, laying the foundation for a vibrant tourism industry. Cedarville can get busy if the weather turns inclement with boats waiting for a weather window to cross the North Channel.

APPROACHES


Cedarville MI is located on the south shore of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, 'behind' a group of islands called Les Cheneaux (known locally as 'the Snows'). The name comes from French meaning 'the channels'.

From the South or East
The most direct passage from Lake Huron is on the north side of Government Island, through Government Bay and thence along the marked channel to Cedarville. This holds whether you are coming from the east or further south from Lake Huron.

From the West
If you are coming to Cedarville through Les Cheneaux, sail southeast from Hessel to connect with the charted channel that begins abeam St. Ledger Is. Follow the channel til it ends off Connors Point. Round Connors Point and pick up the channel again at buoy "G 29", a Fl Green light. Follow the channel north to Cedarville.

Navigation Note: Cedarville is 'head of navigation'. Therefore, from all directions, the Red buoys must be kept to your startboard when sailing to Cedarville. Transiting through Les Cheneaux Islands, the buoys will change.

MARINAS, YACHT CLUBS, MOORINGS, ANCHORAGES


Cedarville Marina   (906) 484-2815  VHF 16
Cedarville Marina has 78 slips with a number set aside for transient sailors. There is a fuel dock (diesel and gasoline) and a pumpout station. This is a full-service marina capable of carrying out engine, mechanical, electrical and fibreglass repairs. There is water and power at all slips. There are restrooms and showers, a ship's store and a picnic area with BBQ grills. There is internet access.

Viking Boat Harbor   (906) 484-3303  VHF 16
Viking Boat Harbor has about 1/2 dozen slips available for transient sailors. There is a fuel dock (diesel and gasoline) and a pumpout station. This is a full-service marina able to carry out engine, mechanical, electrical, fibreglass, woodworking and canvas repairs. There is water and power available at all slips. There are restrooms, showers and laundry facilities.

REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, PROVISIONING, BANKS/ATM's


Viking Boat Harbor (See above)

Cedarville Foods grocery store is about a block from the marina.

First National Bank, located a block from the marina, has counter and ATM service.

MEDICAL SERVICES


WMH Family Clinic (906) 635-4460 is located about 1.5 mi/2.5 km from the marina

Arfstrom Pharmacy (906) 484-3355 is located about 3 blocks from the marina.

PLACES TO EAT


Ang-Gios Restaurant is a family restaurant. The menu is American and Italian. Cattails Cove is a waterfront pub overlooking Cedarville Bay. Snows Bar and Grill has an all-you-can-eat fish fry every Friday evening in a rustic stone and pinewood setting.

THINGS TO DO/SEE/VISIT


Situated in the 36 island Les Cheneaux archipelago, this is an area of outstanding beauty. Cedarville is home to Les Cheneaux Historical Museum, a beautiful facility housed in a building that is part renovated original log cabin and an ajoining very modern structure. It is designed to portray the area's transition from lumbering and fishing to recreation and conservation. Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum is housed in the original O M Reif Boathouse. Beneath its soaring ceiling are displays of antique boats, marine artifacts, boat building displays and a photo catalogue of the area's maritime history. It is a must-see for visiting sailors. The highlight of a summer visit to the area happens mid-August each year. Nearby Hessel hosts the Les Cheneaux Wooden Boat Show - one of the largest such shows in North America. The Festival of the Arts runs concurrent to the boat show. This juried art show features photos, paintings, sculptures and much more.

This Cedarville information site will give you ideas of more things to do and see while visiting the area.

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