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About the Marina


Welcome aboard!
Luhrs Landing is committed to making your boating experience memorable and enjoyable. Located in the heart of Rapid City in northern Michigan, Luhrs Landing is a full-service marine dealer along the Torch River.

Luhrs Landing is an official marine dealer of Avalon pontoons and Sea-Legs hydraulic onboard lifts. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff will assist you in finding the best equipped boat that fits your individual needs.

We look forward to serving you!

Hours of Operation
Monday         8:30AM – 5:30PM
Tuesday         8:30AM – 5:30PM
Wednesday   8:30AM – 5:30PM
Thursday       8:30AM – 6:30PM
Friday            8:30AM – 6:30PM
Saturday        8:30AM – 7:30PM
Sunday          8:30AM – 5:00PM
subject to change seasonally
feel free to call us


We mourn the loss of one of our own

Timothy Lee Wellnitz, age 70, passed away at his Torch River home surrounded by family and friends. He was born Jan. 22, 1948 and sailed away May 2, 2018.

Tim grew up on the Mitchell Road farm in Blissfield, Michigan. Fishing, antiquing and working on classic cars were lifelong passions he pursued. Volunteer fireman, the one you called when stranded on the lake, Tim was a trusted and respected mentor to many, touching more lives than probably even he knew.

A gifted mechanical and electrical technician, it was well known that he could put his hand to anything and make it sing. Tim led Luhr’s Landing Marina on Torch River for 40 years and his reputation there for excellence will surely endure.
Tim was preceded in death by parents, Alton and Ethel (Beaverson); brother, Dan; and sister, Ann.

He is survived by daughter, Mattea (Johnson) Wellnitz and granddaughter Naya Johnson Wellnitz; stepdaughter, Nicolette (Bounting) Chaisson; and granddaughters McKenzie, Cassidy and Layni Chaisson.

In accordance with Tim’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Those wishing to express sympathy may consider a memorial donation in Tim’s name to The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy at or send a check to 3860 N. Long Lake Rd. Suite D Traverse City, MI 49684.

Please sign Tim’s online guestbook at



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