Promoting Community Boat Building,
Rowing &
Sailing on the Heritage
Coast of Michigan

We are an approved federal and state non profit "501(c)3"organization.

Heritage-23 rowing skiff design

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David Wentworth

Leo Chartier
989 460-2642

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2017 Raffle Announcement

Bob D of Tawas City, Michigan was the 2017 winner of the hand crafted "The Great Auk" sea kayak & two-bladed paddle.  Bob D purchased his ticket at the local farm market in Tawas.  Next year's raffle will be two stand up paddle boards and paddles.  Look for more information on the new raffle in the early spring.  All the proceeds will go to HCS&R for their building, sailing and rowing programs in Michigan. 

The Heritage Coast Rowing & Sailing (HCS&R) group is pleased to announce one of two raffle that will be offered in 2017.  Below are the details of Kayak raffle which is being built by the HCS&R group.  Pictures are illustrated below.  Also, there will be a NOAA and HCS&R participation raffle of a Penobscot 14 that the HCSR completed for NOAA Museum in Alpena Michigan..  Details of the "NOAA Museum/HCS&R" raffle will be posted soon. Tickets will be sold every Saturday at the Tawas Farm Market and at the Paul Bunyan Days in Oscoda.  Additional locations will be noted as the "summer season" begins in Michigan.  The Tawas Farm market opens every Saturday from May to October 2017.  The AuSable/Oscode Farm market opens every Wednesday May to October 2017.

Nick Schade's "The Great Auk" sea kayak & two-bladed paddle, March 2017 under construction at the HCS&R workshop.

Ivory Wallet-Sized Tickets
(2,500 two-sided pre printed)

Ticket Stub Portion

Please include typical information: Pre-printed, unique ID numbers starting with 0001 if available, name, address and telephone number (a line each for a land line and cell number if space is available) of purchaser.

Organization Name

Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing, Inc.
A not-for-profit corporation.

License Number


Word Raffle


Wooden, handcrafted 17' single person kayak with a two-bladed paddle.


Friday, December 08, 2017


10:00 a.m.


Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce
402 East Lake St.
Tawas City, MI 48764

Price of Tickets

Price: $5.00 ea. or 5 @ $20.00


Nick Schade's "The Great Auk" sea kayak & two-bladed paddle

Alternate prize

Need not be present to win. If 500 or more tickets are not sold, the drawing reverts to a 50/50 drawing with a minimum prize of $1,000.00.

Id number

Matching number on stub













Raffle Ticket Back Portion

Heritage Coast Sailing & Rowing, Inc. is a Michigan not-for-profit corporation and a federal 501 (c) 3 organization. The group's mission is to encourage community boat building, preserve classic regional boat designs, and encourage sailing and rowing on Michigan's Heritage Coast. Rowers, rowing crews, sailors, and boat builders are sought. The 2017 Sailing and Rowing Program is posted on our website: www.heritage-23.org and on facebook: facebook.com/groups/HeritageCoastSailingRowing/. For additional information call 989 460-2642.



December 30, 2016




Wayne Childs, from Hope, Michigan, was the lucky winner of the Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing E. M. White designed guide canoe raffle. The winning ticket, number 446, was purchased on June 4th at the Northeast Michigan Regional Farm Market in Tawas City. Childs has been a regular vendor at the market for years and his vegetable booth happened to be located next to the canoe.

"I thought it was really quite pretty and thought why not get some tickets. Guess it was a good move", Childs said.

HCS&R members built the wooden, handcrafted, 18 foot 6 inch guide canoe with paddles and sold raffle tickets. Funds generated from this project will feed material for future construction and growth.

HCS&R Inc is a Michigan not-for-profit corporation and a federal 501(c)3 organization. Their purpose is to encourage boat building, sailing and rowing in traditional regional boats. The group is actively looking for interested persons to join in building, sailing and rowing programs. No experience necessary.

Construction has already begun on the 2017 raffle prize, a 17 foot Great Auk seakayak.

The 2017 Sailing and Rowing program will be posted on the Heritage Coast website. www.heritage-23.org. For additional information, call 989.460.2642.

Photo: HCS&R member David Wentworth, right, delivered the canoe and paddles to 2016 raffle ticket winner Wayne Childs and his wife Kathy. Childs and his family were extremely pleased , and there was some, but not unanimous, talk among the family members about putting it in their living room.

2016 Canoe Information

The  HCS&R Inc, a Michigan not-for-profit corporation and a federal 501(c)3 organization, is displaying the 2016 raffle canoe in various events around the Tawas Michigan area.  The 2016 Raffle Canoe is an E.M. White designed guide canoe measuring 18' 6".  The canoe is being built using local Northern White Cedar and the strip plank method.  After approximately 700 man hours the canoe was finished with an approximate weight of 75 pounds.  The raffle drawing will be at the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce at 2:00 pm on December, 9, 2016.  Tickets are $5.00 or 5 for $20.00 and are available from Heritage Coast members and at area events. Thanks to David, Joe, Ed, Leo, and Ken for all the work this spring in getting the canoe ready to show at the local farm market in Tawas, the farm market in Oscoda, the East Tawas Regional Race, the Blues by the Bay, and at the Tawas Arts & Craft Labor Day show.  Raffle tickets will be sold at the Paul Bunyan Days in Oscoda September 23 to 25 and at the Oscoda Arts and Crafts Show October 1.  Please support our effort by purchasing the raffle tickets to allow us to fund sailing and rowing programs, boat building and restoring traditional wood working crafts to the local community.  We are always looking for volunteers to support our programs.  More information can be seen on our membership pages.

2016 Canoe on display at the Tawas City Craft Show on September 3, 2016

The photos below show how the canoe was made in the winter of 2015 and spring of 2016.





April 29, 2016 Work In Progress---Moving along quickly!


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