The “Roger DeBiasi Memorial River Cruise”

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The “Roger DeBiasi Memorial River Cruise”

September 23, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The inaugural “Roger DeBiasi Memorial River Cruise”

Exit # 237 from I – 94. Proceed east on the SOUTH River Road to the DNR boat launch.

Cruise the Clinton River on Saturday September 23rd from the DNR Harley Ensign Boat Launch to the “Octopus Beer Garden” and return. We will launch from the DNR ramp site at 10:30 AM, cruise up the river (no wake zone all the way!) stopping for a nice lunch at the “Octopus” at about noon. After a leisurely lunch, head back to the DNR ramp. Estimated cruise time one way 1 hour- 20 minutes, allowing an hour for lunch, we are looking at about 4 hours total time. We have checked out the restaurant, it’s a very popular full menu, moderately priced establishment right on the river with ample dockage for small boats.
Our “parade” of outboard boats will be led by Charlie Schmidt’s tug boat “The Leroy Brown”. If you don’t have a boat, and would like to participate, there may be room on the tug for a couple of extra passengers, call Charlie, space is limited…. The other option is to join the “cruisers’ at the restaurant for lunch.
An event like this has been contemplated for a couple of years, this year its happening and hopefully will be an annual late summer “wet meet” for years to come.
Saturday September 23rd is the date, however in the event of foul weather, set aside the following Saturday (30th) as a “rain day”.
Hope to see you at the launch for a fun day on the water.
Questions, contact Joe Brincat (
Location information…
DNR Harley Ensign Boat Launch – at the east end of the SOUTH River Road, Exit #237 from I- 94
The Octopus Beer Garden – 152 NORTH River Road, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

Meet Type:

  • Wet


Contacts:  Joe Brincat
248 478 0808


September 23, 2023
10:30 am - 3:00 pm


The DNR Harley Ensign Boat Launch
32995 S River Rd, ,
Harrison Twp, MI 48045 United States
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