An experienced kayak rental operator says sea kayaks will provide
tourists an exciting opportunity to explore Lake Michigan from
Saugatuck’s Oval Beach. The new rental enterprise could launch this
According to excerpts from the story:
Oval Beach kayak rentals could become a
reality this summer if a proposal discussed by Saugatuck city officials
and businessman Mike Philippe pans out.
Philippe, who has
operated Running Rivers Kayak Rental at Wade’s Bayou in Douglas the
last nine summers, wants to expand to Lake Michigan’s larger waters.
Rivers would use sit-atop sea kayaks on the big lake, compared to the
cockpit vessels it uses most often in Kalamazoo Lake/River at Wade’s
Bayou, “so that there is no danger of anyone flipping over and getting
stuck inside,” Philippe said.
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