Georgian Bay is one of the premiere cruising areas of the Great Lakes. The cruising grounds range from sheltered passages and coves to the “big water” of the open bay. On Tuesday, March 31, at 8:00 PM Eastern/7:00 PM Central, you will discover some of the gems of Georgian Bay’s intricate east shore where wilderness anchorages are only hours away from the sophisticated facilities of marinas in southern Georgian Bay. Join past GLCC Commodore J.E. Fordyce as he leads an exploration of this pristine region in his webinar, Cruising Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands. Click here for more information and to register for class.
Remember to register soon to kick off the 2015 boating season and join the fun in Port Huron April 24-25 for the second edition of our Spring Awakening weekend. Spring Awakening is sponsored by the Detroit-Saginaw Bay and the Southwestern Ontario regions, but we welcome GLCC members and guests from throughout the Great Lakes. Remember to register no later than April 10. Book your hotel reservation at the updated DoubleTree by Hilton hotel no later than March 25 for our group rate of 109 USD. A Port Huron landmark, the DoubleTree is a reincarnation of the Thomas Edison Inn. The hotel is located on the shores of the St. Clair River, offering wonderful views of the Blue Water Bridge and passing freighters on the river.
Update: A combined tour has now been confirmed for the Spring Awakening meeting weekend. Saturday afternoon visit the Port Huron U.S. Coast Guard station and also tour the new RB-M (Response Boat – Medium), which is a 45 feet in length vessel, provided the ice allows a launch by the 25th. Click here to read further.
The famous freighter Arthur M. Anderson finally made it into port for winter lay-up on March 4. It's month-long futile slog from Indiana to Ohio to pick up cargo ended with it returning to Sturgeon Bay, WS with empty holds. It looks like this winter's ice build up on the Great Lakes will be a repeat of last year's deep freeze when the shipping slowdown cost 4000 jobs and $705 million in economic losses. See full article here.
Did you know that it was unanimous – All (2) the groundhogs from Pennsylvania to Missouri saw their shadows on Feb.1 signaling 6 more weeks of winter? That make it all the more enticing to distance ourselves from the harsh winter and celebrate someplace sunny and warm. This year’s event (Mar 26-29) will be your Club’s 24th Spring Break gathering and will be held in Boca Rotan, Florida where Cathy & Charlie Zumkehr are our hosts. Our central gathering point is the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club with bus transportation provided for a visit to historic Peanut Island and the Palm Beach Boat Show/Shopping trip and three enticing food celebrations. Click here to see what is on the agenda.