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MISS&GC Stone Skipping Hall of Fame – Tellefson Rock

Since the founding of the Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Hall of Fame (MISSHOF), the Tellefson Rock has been symbolic of the pinnacle of stone skipping. The base of the trophy is hand crafted from lumber harvested from a 35 foot white pine felled with a double-bit axe wielded by the great Commander E. M. Tellefson himself. The trophy is crowned with a rock excavated from the famed Point aux Pins on Mackinac Island Michigan.

Currently The Tellefson Rock, or as stone skipping professionals casually call it, The Rock, consists of the crowing stone, two tiered levels, and two levels of uniform size. The trophy stands at 33 inches and weighs 5.3 stone (75 pounds). Each Inductee is commemorated on the trophy with a hand painted skipping stone bearing their name and year of induction. Should Hall of Fame membership outgrow the trophy, additional tiers will be added. If necessary, older tiers will be retired and proudly displayed in The Great Hall at the MISSHOF.

Each year upon induction of new Hall of Fame Honorees at the Mackinac Island Stone Skipping and Gerplunking Club’s Winter Rules Committee Meeting, a year of celebration begins, as each new Inductee will enjoy several months with The Rock in their personal possession*.

Overshadowing other championship trophies, the legend and glory of the Tellefson Rock continues to be a beacon of inspiration, living in the hopes dreams of competitors.

New Inductees to the MISSHOF are also presented with a skipping stone hand selected from the shores of Mackinac Island to commemorate their induction.

* Inductees are responsible for transportation of The Rock.

To learn more about the MISS Hall of Fame (MISSHOF) please visit the Hall of Fame site at

One Response to “MISS&GC Stone Skipping Hall of Fame – Tellefson Rock”

  1. Skippy says:

    I understand “The Rock” is older than the Stanley Cup… I wonder if Tellefson originally had six of them.

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