The Hammond Marina is a 918 slip marina on beautiful Lake Michigan, excellent for fishing or boating, biking, and walking the bird sanctuary trail. The lakefront beach is staffed by specially trained lifeguards from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For those who want to further explore Lake Michigan, the Marina offers sailing lessons for adults and children over 12. Reasonably priced, our Sail-A-Way program gives would-be sailors a greater understanding and appreciation of sailing.

Hammond Marina

Come out on June 11, 2011 when we celebrate National Marina Day. Free boat tours of the marina, informational booths and an evening DJ patio party sponsored by the Hammond Yacht Club is scheduled.

Hammond Port Authority Building

July 16, 2011 is our Venetian Night all-day celebration. The day will begin with a "Sun, Sand and Spa Day" for the ladies in our Clipper Room. We will host a Chili Cook-off, children's games and treasure hunt on the beach, boat tours, informational booths and vendors, a concert by "Gone to Paradise" on the patio and ending the evening with fireworks. There will also be a beer garden, limbo contest and a prize given for the ugliest Hawaiian shirt.

For additional information on any of the events or happenings at the Hammond Port Authority, please visit our website at www.hammondmarina.com or call us at 219-659-7678. We hope to see you this summer! 

Susan Tabers is the Marketing and Events Coordinator for the Hammond Port Authority, 701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, IN.

This column was featured in the Northwest Indiana Times on June 3, 2011.