A History of the “CABUS” on the North Branch of the AuSable River

It All Started Because My Dad Wanted to Buy a Boat! Our home town was, and remains today, Saginaw, Michigan, just south of Bay City, MI and, therefore, Saginaw Bay. Saginaw Bay means “boating” and several of my parents’ friends had cabin cruisers for their summer enjoyment. I can remember a number of trips on those boats where my father, William E. Scharffe, a U.S. Coast Guard Reserve veteran, would cherish to opportunity to drive the boat for a period of time on each trip. We belonged to the Saginaw Bay Yacht Club even though we had no boat! It was my Dad’s dream to own a cabin cruiser. My Mother, Marion K. “Boots” (a nickname acquired when she was in high school because her family busi

Photo Contest Continues in 2020!

BIGGER PRIZES FOR 2020! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES! Get out your cameras and phones and use all your creative talents; then show off your best images. We had some outstanding entries last year, so we are sponsoring another photo contest this year. Winners will receive $100 gift certificates to Gates Lodge. Entries will be classified as either Wildlife or Scenery. The Scenery category will basically encompass anything that is not a wildlife photo (flowers, trees, people, etc.) so the only limitation is your imagination. You may sent in as many entries as you like and we will announce the winners at our annual meeting plus publishing them in our newsletter and on our web site. All entries will be

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Grayling, MI 49738