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Down Wind Sports

Trail Details

County
Marquette
Regions
Western Upper Peninsula
Latitude
N 46° 32' 51.36"
Longitude
W 087° 23' 39.12"
Nearest City or Town
Marquette
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Down Wind Sports opened in 1976 as a way for Dennis and Nancy Henderson to return to their native U.P. and to the Marquette area. Initially, Down Wind sold a great number of Frostline Kits, a pre-cut sewing kit for outdoor clothing and equipment, and the first clothing line that was brought into the store was a little known company at the time called Patagonia. Over the years, the store has been the first to introduce windsurfing, snowboarding and sea kayaking to the Marquette area.
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Down Wind Sports opened in 1976 as a way for Dennis and Nancy Henderson to return to their native U.P. and to the Marquette area. Initially, Down Wind sold a great number of Frostline Kits, a pre-cut sewing kit for outdoor clothing and equipment, and the first clothing line that was brought into the store was a little known company at the time called Patagonia. Over the years, the store has been the first to introduce windsurfing, snowboarding and sea kayaking to the Marquette area.

In 1982 in search of a larger store the Henderson’s moved the business to its present location at 514 North Third street. In 1998 long time employees Bill Thompson, Todd King, and Jeff Stasser purchased DWS and three years latrer added to the building to house the camping, footwear, clothing and travel departments.

Store Hours
Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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