8/12/17 Update: Traci surpassed 2,000 miles paddled. She is in Rossport Canada, making her way along the north shore of Lake Superior. They hope to have a great media turn out at the completion of Lake Superior at the Soos Locks and would like to invite you to share this journey. Check out this Find Me Spot link. Kayak racer Traci Lynn Martin will be spending the year 2017 kayaking 8600 miles to break the existing world record for the most miles travelled by kayak in a year. Her route will include the circumferences of each of the Great Lakes. The GLCC has given her a sponsored membership for the year so that she and her support team can use our Harbor Reports, call upon our Port Captains, and be recognized by our cruising members as she cruises more of the Great Lakes than most of us can even dream of. You can learn about her adventure on her website www.justaroundthepointe.com and follow her progress on the kayak racing website www.raceowl.com where a page dedicated to her adventure will indicate her latest location. You may also follow her on Instagram at Justaroundthepointe; Facebook as Traci Lynn Martin, and twitter @StellarTourD4ce.
The combined work of the Township of Leland, Mich., the Township Harbor Commission, and a fundraising campaign titled Dig Deep for Leland Harbor (M-14), brought out the generosity of the public that enabled the harbor to be open this summer, and for many summers to come. Notable among the public donors was the Great Lakes Foundation, with a grant of $10,000. Please click here to read more.
Come join your GLCC friends — and make new ones — at the 2017 Lake Superior Rally, to be held at the Silver Bay Marina (S-183) on Minnesota’s scenic and rugged North Shore. Price includes a continental breakfast, a pancake breakfast and Saturday buffet dinner on board the Wenonah while cruising along the shores of Lake Superior. For more information, please click here.
The Sun Will Shine on Beausoleil Island for the 2017 Georgian Bay Rally The 2017 Georgian Bay Rally is returning to Beausoleil Island (GB-25.2), located in the Georgian Bay Islands National Park, August 18–20. Our activities will be at the southeast corner of Beausoleil Island on the Cedar Spring campground, where you can anchor offshore, or tie up at the Tobey dock. For more information, please click here.
While attending last weekend's Lake Ontario Rally, Henry W Williams, Port Captain for Rochester, N.Y., and former recipient of the GLCC Admiral Bayfield Award, received his Burgee recognizing 50 years of membership and dedication to the club. Congratulations Henry!
For more information on the Rally click here and also check the GLCC Facebook page.