Michigan Boating Anniversary
2022 is the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Michigan State Waterways Commission. This commission has helped manage the Harbors of Refuge program, creating confidence for Great Lakes boaters since 1947. The waterways fund also provides boating access to inland lakes, rivers, and the Great Lakes in more than 1,000 places—firmly establishing Michigan as the nation’s freshwater boating paradise. Michigan’s boating legacy is vast.