- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

ST. CLAIR, Mich. (AP) - Radio-controlled model boats graced the water at an event in southeastern Michigan that sought to boost interest in boating.

The Times Herald of Port Huron reports (https://bwne.ws/1TEyjFC ) that Sunday was the first time the Interactive RC Model Boat Show was held at the St. Clair Boat Harbor, about 45 miles northeast of Detroit.

Harbormaster Katie Stepp says the event was intended to attract families and kids while increasing interest RC boats and in boating in general.

Volunteer Tim Toepel, of St. Clair, is a model boat enthusiast. He helped set up miniature buoys and docks for the RC skippers.

Elsewhere at the municipal harbor, the Great Lakes Nautical Society set up a display of model boats, including sailboats and a few modeled after vessels made famous in films.


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