Nautical Flea Market and Boat Sales

Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) is holding a Nautical Flea Market and Boat Sales event on Saturday, September 12 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at 100 Dame Street in Suttons Bay. This annual event is back after a two-year hiatus during their campus renovation.

Individuals getting into boating or those who need to replace worn-out items often find what they need at this event. Items for sale include boat hardware, anchors, life jackets, down riggers and miscellaneous fishing gear, a nice collection of outboard motors, maps/charts, books, duck artwork, old cigar boxes, and more. A sample of items that will be sold can be viewed at this link.

“This year we have a unique collection of beautifully hand-crafted boats that have been donated for us to sell,” shared Fred Sitkins, Executive Director. The boats will be on display and sold on Saturday. They include classic Old Town Canoes, a restored Whitehall rowing boat, a Wittholz cat boat, a paddle boat, and a windsurfer. Boats not sold during the event will continue to be sold through October.

The event will be held rain or shine. All proceeds from this sale support Inland Seas Education Association.

Inland Seas Education Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Suttons Bay, Michigan, dedicated to STEM education on the Great Lakes. Its shipboard and shore-side education programs are designed to inspire people of all ages to provide for the long-term stewardship of the Great Lakes. ISEA offers programs to schools, groups, and the public. For further information, contact Inland Seas Education Association at (231) 271-3077 or on the web at