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Stone Skipping raises $1000 for Mackinac Island Ho...

The T-Shirt gals once again raised $1000.00 which was donated to the Mackinac Island Community Foundation earmarked for the island Hospice. Curtesy, Patti Smeelink

15 young Gerplunkers contested for glory …

Colin ‘C-Man’ Lacy 2009 Gerplunking Winner Kirby ‘Fully Loaded’ Berke Gerplunker Runner up Henry ‘Giggles’ Piskie 1st time Gerplunking (age 3 3/4) With clear blue sky and sparkling blue water, 15 young Gerplunkers contested for glory July 4th on the famous Windemere Beach of Mackinac Island. Gerplunking is an important part of the Mackinac Island Stone Skipping event as Stone Skipping is...

Another great day at the beach – July 4th, 2...

The offical 4oth Stone Skipping event has come and gone but the memories linger on. The weather was fantastic with clear blue skies 70 degree temperatures and a slight breeze.  The water was cold and the skippers were hot. Highlights: Rubbing elbows with a legend. Gerplunking had its first ‘Plunk off’.  Doc is reviewing beach photos to verify the winner and will post his findings soon. Brotherly Rivalry cost one...

Russ ‘Rock Bottom’ Byars – Sight...

Russ ‘Rock Bottom’ Byars Sighting – Russ has been spotted in Ohio on his 2000 mile pilgrimage from Pennsylvania to Mackinac.  His famous “Skip stones for fudge” shirt quickly identified him as the Guiness World Record holder (i.e. 51 skips). He has been seen carrying 2 large buckets along his route. Although the buckets were covered they are suspected to contain stones for the upcoming tournament. So far he has...

The Lost Art of Stone Skipping

As delivered by Karl Rabe at the 2009 Winter Rules Committee Meeting of the Mackinac Island Stone Skipping and Gerplunking Club Not to dilly-dally or shilly-shally but before I begin — a few things I would like to mention… As many of you know, in December Virginia Gillis passed away. Gini was the first female to break through the proverbial quartz ceiling when she was appointed as the High Commissioner of Stone...

Hello Stone Skippers!

Welcome to the Stone Skipping blog. News and information changes as fast as as stone can skip these days. Our blog is a great place for the raving fans to share Events, News and Stories/Memories about the grand old sport of stone skipping. Feel like penning something here read our About page to learn how easy it is to ‘Comment’ or ‘Contribute’ as a regular writer. Or just click on the heading of any...