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Flag USA
Rig Schooner
Homeport Bay City, MI
Sparred Length 85'
LOD 65'
Draft 9'9
Beam 18' 5
Rig Height 76'
Freeboard 6'
Sail Area 3560 square feet
Tons 48 GRT
Power 135 HP diesel
Hull steel
The schooner Appledore IV is owned and operated by BaySail, a 501(C) 3 non-profit corporation. Tall ship adventures aboard the Appledore IV further 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 shipboard and land based educational experiences." BaySail’s environmental education program, Science Under Sail, begins and ends in the classroom with materials designed to prepare students for their sailing experience and reinforce the lessons learned while on board the Appledore IV. During the three-and-a-half-hour excursion, trained volunteer teachers lead small groups of students through hands-on activities including collecting and analyzing water, sediment, and plankton samples. Land use, maritime history, navigation, and weather observation are also discussed. To date over 30,000 K-12 students have taken part in BaySail’s award winning education programs. Appledore IV is also available for private charter to companies, organizations, and other groups of up to 48 people, and for weekend public sails from May through October.
Who Sails Elementary School,
Middle School,
High School,
Individuals Under 25,
Adults (25 and over),
Other: public day sails
Program Type Professional/Paid Crew: Overnight Passages,
Professional/Paid Crew: Day Sails,
For Paying Trainees: Overnight Passages,
For Paying Trainees: Day Sails
Education In cooperation with other organized groups,
Marine Science,
Other: half day K-12 marine science and ecology education; public sails; private charters
Affiliated Schools  
Affiliated Groups  Delta College, Saginaw Valley State University; Boys & Girls Clubs MI
Cruising Waters: Summer Great Lakes
Cruising Waters: Winter
Season April to October
Designer Bud McIntosh
Built 1989
Coast Guard Certification Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)
Crew 4
Trainees & Passengers 48 day passages, 10 overnight
Contact Person Shirley Roberts, Executive Director
Organization BaySail
Address 107 Fifth Street
Bay City, MI 48708 US
Telephone 1 (989) 895-5193
Fax 1 (989) 460-1472
e-mail info@baysailbaycity.org
Website www.baysailbaycity.org
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