The “Aha”

The Aha, an all-steel yacht built in 1891 by inventor Ephraim Shay, is set to return home to Harbor Springs, after an extensive restoration project by the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society. The Society has been working in partnership with students at the Industrial Arts Institute in Onaway, Michigan since December 2019 to repair the dilapidated vessel. Plans are being finalized with the City of Harbor Springs to install the Aha in Shay Park (located in downtown) as a historic and educational exhibit with interpretive signage about Ephraim Shay’s impact on Harbor Springs.
Learn more about the Aha and its restoration at the links below: