by Joseph S. Pete, NW Indiana Times

Bohao Zhao [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

A Lake Michigan cruise boat could set sail out of Michigan City this summer, giving people the chance to sip wine while watching the sun set aboard a boat on the Great Lake.

The Michigan City Port Authority board voted to allow a tour boat — similar to those docked at Navy Pier — to operate out of the Washington Park Marina on the Lake Michigan shore. A 70-foot, 150-seat ship would take fun-seekers out on sightseeing tours along the Lake Michigan coastline, on dinner cruises and to destinations like New Buffalo, Michigan, according to Michigan City Port Authority Harbormaster Tim Frame.

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