The Marina at Harbor Lights
Located in spectacular Frankfort, Michigan. The Marina at Harbor Lights is a luxury condominium community and yacht marina designed to cater to those ready for a marina lifestyle. Whether you are looking for a luxury home base on the shores of Lake Michigan, or a tranquil, no-maintenance year round getaway – The Marina at Harbor Lights is for you. Adjacent to Harbor Lights Resort, the Marina has the luxury you’ve been looking for.
The Harbor Master
Harbor Master Ronn Beyette was born and raised in Frankfort and can’t wait to tell you about his hometown. Ronn has always loved the lakes – the big one, of course, as well as the many inland lakes dotting beautiful Benzie County. As a boy, his favorite activity was grabbing a fishing pole with a bobber and casting off the shoreline. Ronn’s dad had a career with the Ann Arbor Railroad, but also had a row boat license and an 18’ boat he used for commercial fishing. Ronn fondly remembers helping his dad set the nets when he was just 10. That was the start of a career on the water that has spanned more than 40 years.
Ronn also followed in his father’s career footsteps and worked briefly for the Ann Arbor Railroad, but the allure of Lake Michigan soon called him home. Ronn studied for and earned his charter boat captain’s license and for nearly a decade, he captained charters out of Frankfort. In 1981 he became the captain of Mitch-Mate II, an iconic yacht in the Frankfort harbor, owned by businessman William Mitchell, of Beulah. Soon after that, Mr. Mitchell purchased the marina, which had been owned by Herbert Dow, and Ronn became the Mitchell Marina manager, leading an impressive beautification and expansion of the marina property. In the summer of 2007, Paul and Rosie Dixon bought Mitchell Marina and, after changing the name, broke ground on the magnificent Gold Coast Marina condominium project. Ronn continued as the harbor master and property manager, overseeing the expansion and restoration of the marina. In the spring of 2012, the marina became part of the Harbor Lights family, and was re-named The Marina At Harbor Lights with Ronn continuing to lead the marina operations as harbor master.
Ronn is married with two grown sons. When he’s not at the marina, you can likely find him on the water somewhere in Benzie County. His hobbies include boating, fishing and kayaking or as he says, “Almost anything on the water.”
For marina information or to make a reservation, please call Ronn at 231-352-4400 (office) or 231-651-0878 (cell). He looks forward to telling you about the wonderful amenities at The Marina at Harbor Lights.
Frankfort is the perfect “home base” for boating on Lake Michigan and the rest of the Great Lakes. Here are the distances to some popular ports:
|Popular Ports||Distance to Marina|
|Chicago, IL||205 miles|
|Milwaukee, WI||137 miles|
|Michigan City, IN||201 miles|
|Holland, MI||130 miles|
|Grand Haven, MI||113 miles|
|Sturgeon Bay, WI||53 miles|
|Charlevoix, MI||75 miles|
|Harbor Springs, MI||85 miles|
|Mackinac Island, MI||124 miles|
Directions & Contact Info
We are located 40 miles southwest of Traverse City, just off of M-22 or M-115 in Frankfort, MI. Our location features spectacular sunsets and over 400 feet of private beach on Lake Michigan.
The Marina at Harbor Lights
2 S. Second Street
P.O. Box 447
Frankfort, MI 49635
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Toll Free: 866.352.4611