BrassWind Landing New Owners For 2020

7 Apr

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Be safe and be healthy. BrassWind Landing is going through some changes for 2020. We are excited that one of our kayak customers is taking over the rental side of the business.  An announcement about the building will be coming soon. Thinking ahead to the summer season and thinking of Indian River and all of our kayaking fans during this Covid-19 pandemic we want to wish you well and share that we are pursuing other adventures. We had a lot of fun and appreciated meeting all of our guests.  You can read more about what Lincoln and Sheree are doing this year on our .

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Stacie Scherman on left with her Dad, Robert Scherman, Sheree Lincoln and Richard Lincoln – 2015 IR Kayak Biathlon.

For 2020 bike, kayak, canoe or paddle board rentals and deliveries to your  cottage or the beach please call new owner Stacie at Nor’East Outdoors. The BrassWind Landing reservation line at 231-753-8029 and the former land line, 231-238-4843 now ring to her. Visit her website at – click here.

Labor Day Kayak, Canoe & Paddle Board Rental Adventures

5 Sep

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BrassWind Landing Boat Rental Kayak, Canoe & Paddle Board Adventures!

We are open on Monday for Labor Day!

Are you doing the Mackinac Bridge Walk?  Why not go kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding as you head south after the Bridge Walk?  The beautiful Inland Waterway and Indian River along with the gorgeous public beach on Burt Lake are waiting here for your to continue your adventures for the day!

At Arts and Adventure Paddlesports at BrassWind Landing you can plan a 2 hour kayak trip, canoe paddle adventure on the Indian River or just rent kayaks and paddleboards at the beach. Indian River is exit 310 off of I75 just 30 miles south of Mackinaw City.

Call our reservation line at 231-335-7278 and plan your paddle adventure.

Paddling Fun & Adventure in Northern Michigan I75 Exit 310

Northern Michigan Adventure Paddle Trips

BrassWind Landing is the place for fun and adventure on Burt Lake & Mullett Lake with river trips on Sturgeon, Indian, Pigeon and Crooked Rivers. Take I75 to Exit 310 and turn North on Straits Highway 4 blocks to Mack Avenue. We have a mobile fleet for kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing. We offer SUP Yoga and new this year Paddleboarding lessons with Level 2 Certified PaddleFit Coach, Sheree Lincoln. You will find boats, boards and gear as well as unique art and gifts in our paddlesports shop and art gallery.

Almost all of our business is by reservation since we rent a custom mobile fleet of stand up paddleboards, kayaks and canoes. If you stop by and find our shop closed look for the yard sign that says we are out on a delivery please call our cell phones to find the next available paddle time or please leave a message to make a reservation for a future rental or river trip.

For the 2015 summer season we will be open Wednesday through Sunday  from 10:00 am to 5:00pm with other times by reservation. If we are not in the shop call our reservation line at 231-335-7278. To reach Richard Lincoln at Innovative Septic Solutions call 231-760-0103.


Wooden Boat Show

21 May

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Wood Boat Show 2013 (this is a past event and not a current offering)

Display of fine hand crafted wood boats. Show off or sell your wood kayak, canoe, drift boat, dinghy, pram, race boat, run about  or Chris Craft at our Free Wooden Boat Show.

When: Sat. & Sun. 10:00am to 5:00pm
Weekend of the Top O’Michigan Races

Where: On the Grassy area* at BrassWind BoatWorks** at BrassWind Landing 6240 Mack Ave Near Christopher’s Cafe just off S. Straits Highway.

Who: Any wood boat owner can participate. See wood boats from Allen Deming of Mackinaw Watercraft, Richard Lincoln from BrassWind BoatWorks.

How: Trailer or Transport your boat here. Bring Saw horses or other way to display the boats if desired.  Some boats will be able to  be placed on the grass.

Free Event: No Entry Fee and No Selling fee.


Stop by BrassWind Landing at 6240 Mack Avenue, Indian River to register or call Richard Lincoln at 231-238-4843 Store or 231-760-0103 Mobile.

Richard Lincoln, of BrassWind BoatWorks, is a wooden boat builder and is your host for this new event in Indian River, MI.  Richard apprenticed, for four years, with Tim Fox of C Fox Wood Boats in Kent City Michigan. Richard specializes in tape seam or stitch and glue construction of kayaks and skifs from Chesapeake Light Craft designs. More than 20,000 Chesapeake designed boats have been built and are in use around the world.   The CLC boats are built by amateurs as well as professionals.  In 2014 we will be offering wood boat building classes for people who may not want to build their own boat but want to work on one and learn the technique.   We are currently offer private boat building instruction with the purchase of a wood boat kit and the boat materials. It takes about 150 hours to build a wooden kayak like the Millcreek 13 pictured here.  The kit and instruction for this particular boat is $1600. You will build your boat with Lincoln and have a beautiful heirloom kayak to treasure and enjoy for years to come.

*Some overflow to parking lot or along ledgestone wall for larger boats that need to stay on trailers.

Stop in and See us!

21 Sep

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BrassWind Landing is open by chance, appointment or reservation for Fall & Winter!

Regular summer hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10am to 5pm with other tripe times by appointment.  Guided trips are available too!

There is still time for some beautiful fall paddling and some Christmas shopping.  Please do not hesitate to call us about kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding  this fall or winter!  Our apartment is located in our building so we are happy to open up the shop.

Winter paddling can be a lot of fun with the right gear!  We have gone in January with dry suits, wet suits and just plain winter wear.  The Indian River stays open all winter from Burt Lake to at least I75 providing a nice paddle – maybe 2 hours if you go up and back.  The shore is not far from you at any moment, so if you were to tip, for some strange reason (remember this is flat, quiet water on the Indian River – part of the Inland Waterway) you can get right out and our courtesy vehicle will get you to our warm building right away! For the Sturgeon River you would have to have dry suits or wet suits since access points are far apart. Winter and fall kayaking in Northern Michigan provides  some of the most beautiful scenery!


Kayak Bike Biathlon 2013 Boat Rentals

14 Jul

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At BrassWind Landing we rent kayaks for the Indian River Kayak Bike Biathlon which is coming up Sunday, July 21st. The Biathlon Starts at DeVoe Beach on Burt Lake. During the Biathlon the Indian River is closed. We do not run Indian River trips during that time. Sturgeon River trips are by appointment only on the Day of the Biathlon.

Some people make reservations way in advance so I have 1 or 2 Paluski Spirit kayaks left for rental. Our 12.5, 13.5 and 14.5 Liquid Logic and Native Watercraft Inuits are all reserved and pre-paid. The rental fee for the race is $25. In exchange we ask that you wear one of our BrassWind Landing T-Shirts during the awards ceremony and pose for a photo with our kayaks and the other racers who rented with us please. You get to keep the T-Shirt. Last year in 2012 we had 3 Winners with trophies and Joan Rogers, who purchased a fiberglass kayak by Peregrine – Made in Michigan – took over 10 seconds off her time from the year before.  She would have placed had she paddled with her age group! All in all it is a fabulous race to watch or participate in.

I would suggest,  if you know you may want to race the following year, you please let us know this year and leave contact information with us so that we can call you to confirm in the Spring. That way those who have raced with us before get first dibs on the boats.

Our Website is Clean of any Malware!

2 Oct

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Attention: this summer our website was hacked. It has been repaired since then. We have toughened up how we protect our website and WordPress has tightened up the code on their end in version 3.4.2.

This message just came in from Google:

The “Status of the latest badware review for this site: A review for this site has finished. The site was found clean. The badware warnings from web search are being removed. Please note that it can take some time for this change to propagate.”

All of the WordPress files have removed for the entire website and replaced it with all new clean WordPress files.Our website is NOT a threat to you computer.


Thank you,




Sheree Lincoln

Owner and Web Designer

Pau Hana Paddleboards 20% Sale Dolsey too!

1 Sep

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Fall Blow out Paddle Board SUP Sale Prices!


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In stock 2 brand new Pau Hana Big EZ Hawaiian Bamboo Boards  and 1 Pau Han Big EZ SUP Paddleboard in white with black trim. Save 20%!!! Wow!.  Fall sale get it now for an early Christmas present! ow is your chance while we are in the mood to blow out our summer stock!


  • Big EZ Hawaiian 11′ SUP Paddleboard by Pau Hana- White & Bamboo regularly $1345 now $1076*
  • Big Ez Hawaiian 11′ SUP Paddleboard  by Pau Hana- White with black trim regularly $1195 now $956!*
  • Big Tuna 11′ SUP Paddleboard by Dolsey Surf Co – Teal Blue or Red regularly $1300 now $1080.*
  • Tuna 10′ SUP Paddleboard by Michael Dolsey – Seafoam Green and White regularly $1200 now $860!*

The Big EZ

The 11’0″ Big EZ Hawaiian SUP is designed for absolute stability for all types of water—ocean, lakes, marinas, bays, and rivers. And, the Big EZ remains stable in all types of water conditions – glassy, choppy, slow moving, fast moving, or crossed up.  The result is a positive experience from the first ride to the last.  Because the board is so versatile there is always a reason to keep it around.  The Big EZ is equipped with a six point tie down system that was specifically designed to accept the Safari Basket Board fishing attachemnt or simply use a bungee cord to hold down your gear.  The Big EZ can be ridden single or tandem, with a pet or a child.  This board was designed to stay on top of the water regardless of the weight of the rider, it can float individuals up to 325lbs.

*Shipping available $100

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Pau Hana SUP received the Outdoor Magazine Gear of the Year Award. These other fine boards from Pau Hana Are available by order and can ship to our store in 3 days if the board you want is currently in stock in the wearhouse.


Inland Waterway, Burt Lake to Indian River to Mullett Lake Also Sturgeon River Trips No Lines No Waiting!

Thank you to all who found there way to BrassWind Landing on the 4th of July, 2012 and the days before! This is our second season and we have added more boats. Since we are still one of the best kept secrets in Indian River we have NO LINES, little or no waiting, and are ready to help you enjoy your day on the Inland Waterway from Burt Lake to Indian River and even on up to Topinabee on Mullett Lake! We also have Liquid Logic Remix XP 9’s and Xp’ 10’s with a skeg system for a low tip over rate on the Sturgeon River.  We also have the Liquid Logic Coupe and Deuce Coupe for the river or the lakes. Ask us about sea kayaks for Burt Lake and Mullett Lake as well. Mr. Henley of Henley Canoes, in Wolverine, Michigan,  is sending former Henley Canoe Rental clients our way and we have 3 North American Made Paluski 16.5′ Fastwater Canoes ready for your river trip. Stop in and see us, Richard and Sheree Lincoln and let us help plan a kayak, canoe or paddleboard trip just for you!  Every trip is a custom trip and all of our trips are partially guided in that we give you some instruction about the river you are going on and get you started on your trip. We pick drop you and the boats off and pick you up at a time that works for you. It’s all about you and your day on the water! We have river guides available for guided trips and a kayak instructor for beginners, intermediate or advanced. We also have SUP Yoga on paddleboards as well as paddleboard lessons to help you enjoy your day on the Inland Waterway.

While you are here you can browse in our Art Gallery and Gift Shop, the BrassWind Gallery,  in Indian River, Mi as well as see the beautiful wood boats we build here at BrassWind BoatWorks. This fall we should be offering wood boat building classes.


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