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Eldean Shipyard Marina Parties:

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Hot Dogs & Holidays:
Memorial,  4th of July, & Labor Day Holidays
The Eldeans will be firing up the grills!  Stop by the picnic tables at the playground for grilled salmon, hot dogs, chili-dogs, & brats on Sunday afternoon of Memorial Day Weekend, on the 4th of July (usaully , & on Sunday afternoon of Labor Day Weekend - Compliments of the Shipyard!  We will be cooking from 12-3 (or until the food is gone).  

Everyone is invited…
You, your crew, and friends of all ages are invited to attend and participate.

Rain Date?
Sometimes we are able to move the party to a sheltered location and other times we need to rescedule the party. In the event of rain, stay tuned, and check your email for an update.

Dock Parties:

Dock Parties have a long tradition at the Shipyard...
Before there was Z-Dock, before there was A-dock; before the pool, hot tubs, and playground, all of our annual parties were held at the base of C-Dock. Our parties never went out of style, instead, our marina wide parties were so popular that we just outgrew the space that the area at C-Dock could provide.

The “Dock Party” was a common creature of laughing, mingling, eating, drinking, swimming, and other shenanigans between boaters on the same dock. Boaters would place munchies on their dock box and wander the dock getting to know each other better. Believe it or not, I recall many parties on C Dock that involved Herb and other boaters swimming from dock to dock (Before we had a pool, lake swimming was not that uncommon around the marina). *Note: Herb was not usually swimming by choice, but instead I would coerce fearless friends and boaters to help me throw him in!

For many years, E-Dock has held a shrimp and lobster boil. It was is a tasty event bringing everyone together to cook, feast, and share stories. Feel free to organize a party for your dock!

In 2007, we wanted to kick off a Dock Party for the each of the Docks. The Dock parties were a big, fun success and we have continued them ever sinse! We start small and casual with appetizers and drinks. However, there is room for flexibility and improvisation, so just let me know if you have something else in mind. Perhaps one or two boaters will get together and fire up Kabobs on the grill!


     Eldean Shipyard    2223 South Shore Drive    Macatawa, MI 49434    Phone 616 335-5843    FAX 616 335-5848    Email info@eldean.com