The Adventure Begins…
Directions from the Mackinac Bridge to Drummond Island
Take I-75 North to Exit 359 (DeTour Village/Drummond Island). Go east (right) on M-134 to DeTour Village. The Drummond Island Ferry dock will be on your right at the second light. Please check the ferry schedule for current times and rates.
Built by Basic Marine in Escanaba and in service since 2000, the DRUMMOND ISLANDER IV is 148’ in length with a 43’ beam and runs twin 960 horsepower Caterpillar diesels. It holds just under 40 cars at capacity and runs year around.
DI Fun Fact: While crossing the St. Mary’s River, remember that you are crossing one of the busiest waterways in the world. The St. Mary’s River is an international waterway with a total of 4,730 cargo carriers passing Drummond Island during the 2007 season. This number does not include fishing boats, sailboats, yachts and kayaks. The largest cargo recorded in the 2007 season was 65,386 net tons of coal by the M/V INDIANA HARBOR on 14 August 2007.
Directions to DIYH from the Ferry Dock
Take M-134 (7.7 miles) to blinking light at a four-way stop (Four Corners). Turn left and go 1.5 miles to next four-way stop. Turn left onto Pine Street and follow it to the next four-way stop (the US Post Office will be on your left at the intersection). Turn right and follow Water Street as it curves past the Water Street Market, H&H Cottages and Campground, and the local Historical Museum. You will find Yacht Haven’s storage facilities and parts and service departments to your left at the last curve of the road and the business offices straight ahead to your right above the boat house (look for the marked entrance under the awning). The laundromat and marina ship store are all located at the far end of the point where Water Street ends. For resort and campground check in, please visit the ship store June through October and the business offices November through May.
LAT: 46 deg. 01 . 529 N
LONG: 83 deg. 44 . 919 W
From the North Channel:
After traveling along the north shore of Drummond Island, you will round Chippewa Point southward, entering Potagannissing Bay. The marked channel begins between Bruce Point and Propeller Island, starting with G21 to starboard and R22 to port. Continue on a southward course, following the green and red markers between Bald Island to starboard and Grape Island to port followed by Quarry Island to starboard and La Point Island to port. G11 to starboard, south of Quarry Island, marks a change in course heading westerly toward Rogg Island. Continue west to R8 to port which marks a change in course southward. Straight ahead, you will see the marina, brown buildings with silver metal roofs, and a large American flag.
At this point, you should see the privately maintained navigation aids (smaller green and red buoys) guiding you into the harbor entrance. Please note the change from green to port and red to starboard. G1 to port and R2 to starboard begin the fairway to our harbor. The entrance to the harbor is at the east end of the long, wood pier. As you clear the wood pier, stay to the west (right) of the floating dock system with a yellow flag at the end (attached to a large, brown boathouse). The fuel dock, marine travel lift, ship store, and boat ramp are all to the west (right) of that dock system. The floating fuel dock is straight ahead with a red flag at the end. Both starboard and port ties available. Call us on channel 16 for further assistance in navigating this approach.
From the West:
Heading north, in the DeTour passage, along the west end of Drummond Island, you will find R2 to starboard northwest of Dix Point which is located on the northwest corner of Drummond Island. From R2 to starboard, head west between Bow Island and Surveyors Island finding G1 to port. Continue east, south of Gull Island, to G3 to port. Still on an east course, you will find G5 to port and R6 to starboard, both located north of Wreck Island. G7 to port is south of Howard Island and from there you will see the privately maintained navigation guides (smaller red and green buoys) starting with R1 to your starboard and G1 to port which begin the fairway to the harbor. Heading south, straight ahead, you will see the marina, brown buildings with silver metal roofs, and a large American flag.
The entrance to the harbor is at the east end of the long, wood pier. As you clear the wood pier, stay to the west (right) of the floating dock system with a yellow flag at the end (attached to a large, brown boathouse). The fuel dock, marine travel lift, ship store, and boat ramp are all to the west (right) of that dock system. The floating fuel dock is straight ahead with a red flag at the end. Both starboard and port ties available. Call on channel 16 for further assistance in navigating this approach.
Real Time Weather Graphic
The Drummond Island Airport is centrally located on the Townline Road less than one mile from Drummond Island Yacht Haven. For additional information, please contact the airport manager, James Bailey, at (906) 493-5411. DI fun fact: The paved runway runs through the Drummond Island Golf Course so golf carts must look for planes before crossing.
Nearby Commercial Airports
|Chippewa International Airport||Pellston Regional Airport|
|Kinross, MI ( Sault Ste. Marie, MI)||Pellston, MI|
|45 miles from Drummond Island||93 miles from Drummond Island|
|Car rental available||Car rental available|
|Lights- Beacon||MIRL PAPI|
|Runways||4,000’ x 75’ Asphat 2,900’ x 150’ Turf|
|Radio Facilities||Unicom 122.8|
|Fuel||Octane – 100 – Jet A|
|Weather||AWOS: FREQ 118.325 AWOS phone: 906-493-6410|