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BaySail's Mission

>> To foster environmental stewardship of the Saginaw Bay Watershed and the Great Lakes ecosystem and to provide personal development opportunities for learners of all ages through ship board and land based educational experiences. <<

The Appledore IV

The Appledore IV
The Appledore IV under sail


The Appledore IV is based in Bay City, Michigan where the ship is available for Science under Sail, our 3rd-12th environmental education program, and EcoSail, our half-day environmental education program for youth groups. The ship also maintains a regular schedule of public sails and is available for private charters, group tours, and a limited number of Windjammer and Windward Bound overnight voyages.

The Appledore IV Facts

Flag: United States
Rig: Two-masted schooner
Homeport/Waters: Bay City, Michigan: Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron
Who Sails? Elementary students through Adults
Season: Late April through mid-October
Built: 1989; Palm Coast, Florida, Treworgy Yachts
Designer: Bud McIntosh
Length: 65 ft. on deck, 85 f overall
Beam: 18 ft 5 in
Draft: 9 ft 6 in
Rig Height: 76 ft
Displacement: 72 tons
Sail Area: 3,500 Sq ft
Power: 135 HP diesel
Hull: Steel
Passengers: Licensed to carry 52, including crew; sleeps 14 comfortably
Crew: Sails with a minimum of Captain and 3 crew
Docking: At the north end of Wenonah Park in downtown Bay City.
Ownership: BaySail, a non-profit organization formed in 1998

Public Sailing Schedules

Public Sailing Schedule


BaySail Summer Breeze

BaySail Summer Breeze

Youth Programs